• 2019
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • Directed by: Chinonye Chukwu
  • Cast: Alfre Woodard, Wendell Pierce, Aldis Hodge, Richard Schiff

Bernadine (Woodard) is a dedicated prison warden who oversees death row inmates in a facility housing mostly African-American men, but whose faith in the justice system is increasingly strained. Chukwu’s sensitive screenplay is excellently served by Woodard, who’s mesmerising as the quietly tormented Bernadine, herself a prisoner of the system she serves.

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