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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019)

TV-MA | | Drama | 29 November 2019 (USA)
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After a chance encounter on the street, a woman tries to encourage a pregnant domestic abuse victim to seek help.
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Credited cast:
Violet Nelson Violet Nelson ... Rosie
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers ... Áila
Charlie Hannah ... Cat
Barbara Eve Harris ... Sophie
Sonny Surowiec ... Taxi Driver #1
Jay Cardinal Villeneuve ... Cory
Tony Massil Tony Massil ... Neighbour
Aidan Dee ... Jessa
James Angus Cowan James Angus Cowan ... Cole
Anthony Bolognese ... Jonah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anesha Bailey ... Receptionist
Joan Boisjoly Joan Boisjoly ... Gladys
Glenn Cho Glenn Cho ... Clerk
Charles Jarman ... Taxi Driver #2
Paul Jarrett ... Dr. Phillips
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When Áila encounters a young Indigenous woman, barefoot and crying in the rain on the side of a busy street, she soon discovers that this young woman, Rosie, has just escaped a violent assault at the hands of her boyfriend. Áila decides to bring Rosie home with her and over the course of the evening, the two navigate the aftermath of this traumatic event.

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The title comes from an essay by Cree poet Billy-Ray Belcourt. See more »

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absolutely unique
23 April 2020 | by Henry_SeggermanSee all my reviews

One of the most incredibly close, really personal films I have ever seen. Sensory and emotional realism in every frame.


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