|Manderlay 2005 N/R, 139 min.|
Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Isaach De Bankole, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Michael Abiteboul, Lauren Bacall, Jeremy Davies, Chloe Sevigny, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr, Geoffrey Bateman, Rik Launspach
In 1933, while traveling through Alabama with her father (Willem Dafoe) and his gangster cohorts, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) discovers the remains of the Manderlay plantation and finds a group of Black people who appear to be living as slaves from the past with White masters ruling them. The White matriarch (Lauren Bacall) dies, and, after arguing with her father, Grace stays behind to help with the transition from slavery to freedom.
|Murderous Maids 2000 N/R, 94 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
Director: Jean-Pierre Denis
Cast: Sylvie Testud, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Isabelle Renauld, Dominique Labourier, Jean-Gabriel Nordmann, Marie Donnio, Francois Levantal, Nadia Barentin, Lily Boulogne, Jean Terensier, Alain Rimoux, Michael Abiteboul, Tessa Szczeciniarz, Charlotte Guille, Camille Leproust
This film is the latest in a series of plays, books, and films concerning the famous case of sisters Christine and Lea Papin (Sylvie Testud and Julie-Marie Parmentier), chambermaids who murdered their employer and her daughter in 1933. It follows Christine from her troubled childhood to her incestuous relationship with her younger sister Lea and finally her fall–taking her sister with her.
|1. Manderlay (2005)|
2. Murderous Maids (2000)
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