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Land (2018)

A Native American family struggles with violence and alcohol, when news reaches the Reservation that one of them has died during military service in Afghanistan.

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Babak Jalali

Writer:

Babak Jalali
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Credited cast:
Rod Rondeaux Rod Rondeaux ... Raymond Yellow Eagle
Florence C.M. Klein ... Sally
Wilma Pelly ... Mary Yellow Eagle
James Coleman James Coleman ... Wesley Yellow Eagle
Georgina Lightning ... Bettie
Antonia Steinberg Antonia Steinberg ... Rosie
Andrew J Katers ... Peter
Griffin Burns ... Eli
Mark Mahoney ... Major Robertson
Barnet Rogers Barnet Rogers ... Sam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Loren Anthony ... Dead Brother
Michael Arturo Michael Arturo ... Police Officer
Thomas R. Baker ... Major Jacobs
Raymond Joseph Garcia ... Tommy
Stephanie Harpe Stephanie Harpe ... Jane
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A Native American family struggles with violence and alcohol, when news reaches the Reservation that one of them has died during military service in Afghanistan.

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Drama

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A Non western about non cowboys and real Indians
10 August 2018 | by ayoreinfSee all my reviews

It's a very deliberatly slow movie, taking place in a modern Indian reserve in the US. The story is as modern as possible, depicting modern day problems of modern Indians who work in the dairy of their neighbors maintaining an uneasy coexistance with very little love or respect lost between the neighbors. The story is the story of the Indians, it moves along at their pace of living. In which every action is very deliberate and carefully thought out.

It's very much like watching a slowmo of a train wreck. We all know it's going to end badly, and yet we can't look away. In fact the director could've decided to finish his movie five minute later, and it would've been a down right tragedy, but he chose to end it when he did, so we can still believe there's a chance for a happier ending. It's not a rational belief, but it's the ending we all want to take place.

The actors are all very real, some of them not professional, or doing their first steps as actors, none of them is a big star, but they all play their part perfectly. The film plays like a documentary, and in a way it is trying to be a document of this train wreck called the life of native Americans in modern day U.S.


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Release Date:

25 April 2018 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Baja California, Mexico

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