Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.
In the aftermath of WWII, somewhere in the muddy Mississippi Delta, two families – one black, the Jacksons, and the other white, the McAllans – are forced to share the same patch of land, keeping a frail race-based peace with each other.
However, as they both struggle with hardship and dire poverty, the long-awaited return of two war veterans–Ronsel, the Jacksons’ eldest son, and Jamie, Henry McAllan’s younger brother–will unexpectedly nurture a budding friendship that transcends prejudice and race.
But, in the end, against a backdrop of fevered Mississippi sunsets and vitriolic racism, life can be hard when the law of the land is still segregation and hatred. And then, no one can be safe.
Production & Filming Details
- Directer: Dee Rees.
- Writers: Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (screenplay).
- Based on: Novel by Hillary Jordan.
- Music: Tamar-Kali.
- Cinematography: Rachel Morrison.
- Editor: Mako Kamitsuna.
- Production: Armory Films, ArtImage Entertainment, Black Bear Pictures, Elevated Films (II), MACRO, MMC Joule Films, and Zeal Media.
- Distribution: Netflix.
- Release Date: 17 November 2017 (US).
- Running time: 134 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.