Engaging drama set in the 1930’s about a fugitive (Nicole Kidman) who finds refuge in a small american town. In exchange, she agrees to work for the people who welcomed her, not knowing that her showing up in their small community will eventually have a dark and disturbing effect on them. If you get over the fact that this movie is actually a theatrical staging, then you’re in for a treat. It’s long, sometimes too talky, but also thought provoking and masterfully told. The whole cast is great, but Kidman is a standout in this unique tale of morality. Narrated by a wonderful John Hurt. Followed by a sequel: “Manderlay”.
Fun fact: “Was a critics’ favorite to win at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, but received no prizes.”