Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his long-time friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.
A former slave (Chiwetel Ejiofor) recounts the tale of his friend Ward Allen (Jim Caviezel), an upper-class Southerner who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(nl) wrote: ONe of Japan's most well know, and liked personalities (although personally I must say his television work for me is MUCH more inferior to his acting/directing), is back with a slightly... hit-me-over-the-head with my ideas and message, but still entertaining all the same film. Achilles and the Tortoise. The film starts with a short animation explaining the origins of the fable/idea and then moves directly into the life of the boy. I have always liked Takeshi Kitano for his ability to be able to mix interesting and often deep meaning ideas/messages into tales (that given the chance but usually never is) could be accepted by mainstream moviegoing audiences. Ideas of "art", good, bad, and the human condition are firmly in Kitano's firing range with this one, and while the situations and gags are at times a bit over the top and perhaps TOO much, the film is entertaining and does leave you with a few chuckles and a couple of thoughts as you leave the theater. Kitano,(wow, seeing him on screen for the first time in awhile I wondered how old he now is), in the starring role as the oldest of the (slightly pathetic and sorryfully "not talented) painter brings us his usual, straightfaced, stone cold self in the face of all that is (falling apart) around him. I did find the ending a bit disappointing, but still true to the idea of the entire film. Worth your time, if only to see one of Japan's longest (and one of their better) actors/directors in action.
(us) wrote: it very funny and interesting
(ag) wrote: After this, Emily Lloyd should have been as successful as Keira Knightley is now. What went wrong?
(ru) wrote: Really interesting and intriguing drama with some dark humor about those who profit off war and violence. The pacing is perfect and the performances are very good, especially Nicolas Cage's.
(ru) wrote: This is a must-watch comedy, no matter you like Stephen Chow or not...
(fr) wrote: Bad on numerous levels.