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The Keeping Room (2014)

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Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three women must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.

Director:

Daniel Barber

Writer:

Julia Hart
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brit Marling ... Augusta
Hailee Steinfeld ... Louise
Muna Otaru ... Mad
Sam Worthington ... Moses
Kyle Soller ... Henry
Ned Dennehy ... Caleb
Amy Nuttall ... Moll
Nicholas Pinnock ... Bill
Anna-Maria Nabirye Anna-Maria Nabirye ... Alma (as Anna Maria Nabirye)
Luminita Filimon Luminita Filimon ... Prudence
Charles Jarman ... Carriage Driver (as Jarman Charles Augustus)
Zefir Zefir ... Battle
Delia Riciu Delia Riciu ... Mary
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Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women - two sisters and one African-American slave - must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army. Written by Anonymous

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Some things are worth fighting for

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Contrary to what many reviews have stated, the historical period depicted in the film is not Sherman's March to the Sea (aka the Savannah Campaign) of the winter of 1864, but the Carolinas Campaign during the spring of 1865. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Louise: Heard you shoot. What was it?
Augusta: Somethin' small n' fast.
Louise: Rabbit?
Augusta: Maybe. I don't know if it was even really there. Once that gun goes off, everythin' livin' is gone.
Louise: Why's it so hard when the only thing there is you and the rabbit?
Mad: [serving up stew] The wood is big and the rabbit's small.
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The Girl & The Night
Written and Performed by Emily Barker
Produced by Martin Phipps
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Woman's survival movie
7 December 2015 | by rockenkaySee all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot.. I love Civil war movies and this one is different from most as it's about the women..

It's the ending of the Civil war, a violent time to be outside of Atlanta just before being burned.. Three women struggling to survive on the left overs of a depleted countryside, get caught in the violence of two insane soldiers.

Most important is the way the women overcome ..

This is an intelligent and insightful script, written by Julia Hart.. The plot builds in momentum fairly fast but if you're looking for a man's fight and/or special effects,, this isn't that movie.. It's about strength in the face of fear and making choices that will save all three of their lives..

There's violence and exploitation but the director did not exploit our actresses and I'm really glad that, for once, the actress isn't demanded to strip during a rape scene.. (creating a double abuse,, I hate those directors that do that).. If you liked the pace of The Missing with Kate Blanchett or The Claim with Milla Jovovich, it's similar enough that you'd like this..


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Keeping Room See more »

Filming Locations:

Poienari, Arges County, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,328, 27 September 2015

Gross USA:

$27,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,922
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1.85 : 1
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