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      Things Behind the Sun

      R 2001 1h 57m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 78% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A rock journalist (Gabriel Mann) arranges a meeting between a traumatized singer (Kim Dickens) and the sleazy man who raped her. Read More Read Less

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      John Leonard New York Magazine/Vulture Not the least astonishment in Things Behind the Sun is that much of it is remembered and imagined from the point of view of one of the rapists. Feb 3, 2018 Full Review Jonathan Foreman New York Post A film of remarkable honesty and courage. Oct 12, 2001 Full Review B. Ruby Rich The Nation Anders takes a hard look at questions of memory, guilt and recuperation. Feb 25, 2020 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com After several disappointing films, Allison Anders has made a nother personal film that thematically is linked with her first (and best) feature, Gas Food Lodging. Rated: B Jul 26, 2011 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3/5 Dec 8, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Allison Anders' bold drama features a fine performance from Kim Dickens as a recording artist suffering from addiction. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Kim Dickens plays a musician who was traumatized when she was raped as a young teen. Although suffering from serious emotional issues as a result, she has channeled some of her pain into her music. A music journalist sets up an interview with her ostensibly to cover this story, but really to try and resolve some issues of his own. He was personally and intimately tied to the rape. Not a spectacular film, but a vivid and compelling account of how violence can affect everyone involved. Dickens is superb in the lead role, but I had a fair amount of difficulty picturing her as the adult version of the actress cast as her teen self. Don Cheadle co-stars as her boyfriend/manager and Eric Stoltz is amazingly scummy as the film's heavy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie does not stand the test of time and its only 2001. I thought it was going to break out into a full on porn film. Acting is terrible with the exception of Don Cheadle. Dialogue is cliché. Long, boring, horrible Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Very good movie. Not suitable for ignorant optimists. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Well that was quite potent. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Frances H Powerful, gripping film that dramatizes the lifelong effect of the aftermath of rape on its victims, who like other tortured souls of trauma, are survivors. The Accused dealt with getting justice for a rape victim. This film deals with how to live the life that is destroyed by it, and with it's superb performances by Kim Dickens and Don Cheadle, this film should have been an Oscar nominated one too. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/04/12 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A rock journalist (Gabriel Mann) arranges a meeting between a traumatized singer (Kim Dickens) and the sleazy man who raped her.
      Director
      Allison Anders
      Production Co
      Echo Lake Entertainment
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 3, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 57m
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