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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.

Director:

Jason Lew

Writer:

Jason Lew
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Cast

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

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.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Özgür Dünya See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Exceptional acting, an underrated film
18 January 2017 | by saintsimukSee all my reviews

I am genuinely surprised by the negative/indifferent reviews of this film.

I found the story line original and well- paced. The performances by the two leads were exceptional, entirely plausible and soulful. Whilst I have seen criticism for the lack of character depth, it must be said that the movie's length did not allow for this. In any case, I think that it is not difficult for the audience to grasp both characters' 'back stories' and identify with the innocence of their mutual affection; the male lead having been incarcerated most of his adult life and the female lead seeing him as her saviour.

A warm, well-acted film with an "oh no!!!!" moment at the end.

I do hesitate to label anything a 'chick flick' but I anticipate the story line may appeal to a more sensitive audience.


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