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The Keeper [DVD] [1998] [English]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • When a Haitian immigrant is incarcerated for a rape he steadfastly denies he committed, a disillusioned corrections officer believes his story and helps him post bail, even opening his house to the stranger. Ultimately, however, he and his wife discover that no good deed goes unpunished. First-time writer-director Joe Brewster's unflinching look at urban black life won the Best Film award at the Newark (NJ) Black Film Festival.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 3272

  • Credits
    Giancarlo Esposito, Regina Taylor, Isaach de Bankol
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A sharply observed, often disturbing psychological drama....Brewster is obviously an intelligent director..."
    Variety

    "...Sincere....THE KEEPER conveys a serious message about responsibility to others and respect for the past..."
    New York Times

    "...[Brewster has] an intriguing ability with genuine dialogue and quiet direction..."
    Box Office

    "...Taut and intelligent....It's an extremely well-acted movie. And its provocative ideas are explored in a way that's both Kafkaesque and therapeutic..."
    Los Angeles Times

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