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The Free World (2016)

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A recently released former convict becomes involved with a married woman with an abusive husband.


Jason Lew


Jason Lew
2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Elisabeth Moss ... Doris Lamb
Octavia Spencer ... Linda Workman
Boyd Holbrook ... Mohamed Lundy
Sung Kang ... Detective Shin
Austin Amelio ... Frankie
Frederick Weller ... Officer Ryan
Waleed Zuaiter ... Khalil
Sue-Lynn ... Diner Waitress (as Sue-Lynn Ansari)
James Moses Black ... Cop #1
Stephen Louis Grush ... John (as Stephen L. Grush)
Jimmy Gonzales ... Cop #2 (as Jimmy Gonzalez)
Dane Rhodes ... Marty
Jean Claude Leuyer ... Rufus
Vivian Fleming-Alvarez ... Officer Alvarez
Melanie Hebert ... News Reporter


Following his release from a brutal stretch in prison for crimes he didn't commit, Mo is struggling to adapt to life on the outside. When his world collides with Doris, a mysterious woman with a violent past, he decides to risk his newfound freedom to keep her in his life.

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Only love can truly set us free.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

User Reviews

Highly Underrated Film
20 June 2017 | by redproton88See all my reviews

Like another reviewer, I too am really surprised by the low rating. I am so glad I decided to ignore the rating and give this movie a chance. The acting is suburb by both leads and supporting actors. Both Moss and Holbrook performances are stellar. Their pasts and pain meld and bond them together.

I am not going to reveal any of the story, but it is a subtle, sparse, intense and moving indie film. It is not a light movie that will make you feel warm and fuzzy. It's not meant to be. It shows the world realistically with all of its injustice, cruelty and yet also shows compassion. It is a movie that I know will stay with me for a long time.

If you are a fan of indie films with suburb acting and a story with depth I highly suggest giving it a watch.

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Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nel mondo libero See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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