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      The Family

      2021 1h 50m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews On an isolated farm in 1800's, a family is ruled by their tyrannical father who preaches fire and brimstone, and their devout mother who demands obedience. He exploits their fear of a punishing creator, an existential threat living beyond the confines of the farm. Promising salvation, the he commands blind faith enforced by relentless discipline. One day in the field, Elijah, the youngest, collapses out of exhaustion. The father decides to make an example of him, punishing him for his petulance, banishing him to the outskirts to face certain death. Caleb, the eldest, tries to defend him but cannot bring himself to defy his father. When the father brings a new person into the family to replace Elijah, Caleb begins to question his upbringing, seeing through the cracks of his father's words. As he plots an uprising, pitting himself against his hell-bent father, he soon discovers that everything that has been told to him is a lie. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 08 Buy Now

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      Synopsis On an isolated farm in 1800's, a family is ruled by their tyrannical father who preaches fire and brimstone, and their devout mother who demands obedience. He exploits their fear of a punishing creator, an existential threat living beyond the confines of the farm. Promising salvation, the he commands blind faith enforced by relentless discipline. One day in the field, Elijah, the youngest, collapses out of exhaustion. The father decides to make an example of him, punishing him for his petulance, banishing him to the outskirts to face certain death. Caleb, the eldest, tries to defend him but cannot bring himself to defy his father. When the father brings a new person into the family to replace Elijah, Caleb begins to question his upbringing, seeing through the cracks of his father's words. As he plots an uprising, pitting himself against his hell-bent father, he soon discovers that everything that has been told to him is a lie.
      Director
      Dan Slater
      Producer
      Bo Ko, Carlo Liconti
      Screenwriter
      Dan Slater, Adam Booth
      Production Co
      Leader Media, West Films
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 50m
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