The Price Of Sugar tells the alternately gripping, romantic and heart-wrenching story of Sarith and Mini-Mini as they grow up on the sugar plantations of Suriname in the latter half of the ...
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The Price Of Sugar tells the alternately gripping, romantic and heart-wrenching story of Sarith and Mini-Mini as they grow up on the sugar plantations of Suriname in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Where Sarith is the most beautiful woman in the colony, the mulatto Mini-Mini is forever in her shadow, slave to her own half-sister.Written by
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My sister recommended this movie and it was everything she said it would be. I'd never seen a movie from this era based in South America - and it's a good historical look into the Dutch colonies and slave trade, which many people wouldn't learn much about.
Watching a story set in this time period and following the life of a slave is usually an exercise is masochism. You know that historically, life was not good for slaves, so how can this possibly end well? Luckily in this film things went better than expected.
I would love to see more films on this topic, especially ones that people can watch without having to bring tissues along. I love a film with good plot that also teaches me about history.
Also, the diverse languages shown in this movie is something very rarely seen in big movies. I'd love to see more of it, as I didn't feel it actually took anything from the story or the dramatic feeling and it helped place the film in context.
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