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Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning
  • 1988
  • US
  • 127 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Alan Parker
  • Written by: Chris Gerolmo
  • Cast: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Brad Dourif, Frances McDormand

This study of racial hatred in the deep South of America stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy, but gained six nominations and an Oscar. Despite its commercial context it remains a powerful thriller full of good intentions, and few mainstream directors would dare even to try and bring such a flammable subject to the screen.

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