9. Juni 2020: The Shawshank Redemption (OV)


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The Shawshank Redemption

USA (1994)

ab 12 Dolby Digital 1,85:1
Regie: Frank Darabont
Schauspieler: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
142 Minuten
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

When his wife and her lover get murdered, Andy Dufresne’s life changes fundamentally. Despite denying the deed, the former successful banker is convicted to two life sentences in Shawshank State Penitentiary. Although he must endure a terrible first night and life in general isn’t easy at all in the prison, Andy learns to cope with the new circumstances over the years. He also befriends some fellow inmates, with one of them being the contraband smuggler Ellis “Red” Redding who helps him getting along with the daily routines and other prisoners. The self-proclaimed innocent even finds distraction when he starts to work in the laundry.

However, not everything is that nice during his time in the penitentiary. Andy encounters various critical situations such as being frequently sexually assaulted by the gang “the sisters”. The guards are of no use at all as especially the warden and the captain of the guard like to make his stay miserable.

Will Andy be able to stand up to the challenges? The path to redemption is long and difficult.

A testament to the human spirit. (Variety)

It’s a simple story elegantly, cleverly told, not to mention expertly acted. (Boston Globe)