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The Furnace (2019)

THE FURNACE Africa's toughest race becomes her biggest test of faith. Newlyweds Mary and Matt celebrate Christmas, and their passion for running, with two honeymoon tickets to Africa's ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jamie Bernadette ... Mary Harris
Luthuli Dlamini Luthuli Dlamini ... Coffin
Laura Linn Laura Linn ... Raphaella
Thandi Puren ... Field Guide
Armand Aucamp Armand Aucamp ... Mary's Husband
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Bonnie Lee Bouman ... Doctor
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THE FURNACE Africa's toughest race becomes her biggest test of faith. Newlyweds Mary and Matt celebrate Christmas, and their passion for running, with two honeymoon tickets to Africa's ultimate footrace, The Furnace. Their excitement to race together across the biggest animal reserve in the world has them inspired. Then in a horrific flash, everything's gone including Mary's purpose for living. A year later, Mary is grieving. Struggling to breathe with an oxygen tank, she cries out her anger at God. Standing nearby, a man sees her suffering, and shares his own story of loss. Once a doctor in Africa, he fled to America when civil war annihilated his town. Now known by the nickname, Coffin, he digs graves after losing his practice. Coffin urges Mary to keep on believing, push through and recover, offering his help as a doctor and friend. Over time Coffin's dedicated support and intense training helps Mary grow strong, and live to run again. But what will it take to let go of her pain ... Written by Mari Schultz

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15 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Beautiful, inspirational, with some amazing performances!
27 October 2019 | by morganwillis-00358See all my reviews

While Jamie Bernadette (I Spit on Your Grave - Deja Vu) is usually known as a queen of the horror film scene, in this film, she puts her ability to convey intense personal suffering into her unforgettable character, Mary.

Mary's tribulations bring her to rock bottom and Jamie takes us there with her, each agonizing step, through loss, injury, despair and then finally, hope turned to triumph.

If you are a person who sneers at religion, this story's not for you - Mary's rise out of the ashes is enabled in no small part by her discovery of a faith that renews her and by finding a wise confidant who trains and inspires her to climb out of the darkness she's in, to find a new purpose and triumph against all odds.

"Inspirational" aptly fits this film. It's not necessarily easy to watch at times, Mary's suffering is so terribly real thanks to Bernadette's passionate portrayal.

But in the end, it's deeply satisfying and well worth the time to make the journey vicariously with Mary as she redeems herself, body and spirit.


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