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Shepherds & Butchers

Model:
MMA9186
SKU:
325336
PLU: 9322225218840
South Africa, 1987. When Leon, a white 19-year-old prison guard commits an inexplicable act of violence, killing seven black men in a hail of bullets, the outcome of the trial - and the court's sentence - seems a foregone conclusion.
South Africa, 1987. When Leon, a white 19-year-old prison guard commits an inexplicable act of violence, killing seven black men in a hail of bullets, the outcome of the trial - and the court's sentence - seems a foregone conclusion.
Format - DVD
Genre - Drama
Rating - MA15+
Consumer Advice - Strong themes
Release Date - 18/01/17

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Based on a remarkable true story.

South Africa, 1987. When Leon, a white 19-year-old prison guard commits an inexplicable act of violence, killing seven black men in a hail of bullets, the outcome of the trial - and the court's sentence - seems a foregone conclusion.

Hotshot lawyer John Weber reluctantly takes on the seemingly unwinnable case.

A passionate opponent of the death penalty, John discovers that young Leon worked on death row in the nation's most notorious prison, under traumatic conditions: befriending the inmates over the years while having to assist their eventual execution.

As the court hearings progress, the case offers John the opportunity to put the entire system of legally sanctioned murder on trial. How can one man take such a dual role of friend and executioner, becoming both shepherd and butcher?

Inspired by true events, this is the story that puts the death penalty on trial and changes history.

DirectorsOliver Schmitz
ActorsAndrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan, Garion Dowds, Deon Lotz
Film GenreDrama
LabelMadman Entertainment
AudioEnglish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Running Time102
Region Coding4
TV StandardPAL
RatingMA15+
Consumer AdviceStrong themes
Year of Release2016
Primary Format - Movies/TVDVD
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