V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED, ALWAYS OUTGUNNED

V' 08

ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED, ALWAYS OUTGUNNED

Michael Apted
USA, 1998
108min, OF

ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED, ALWAYS OUTGUNNED

Michael Apted
USA, 1998
, 108min, OF

Actors: 
Laurence Fishburne
Daniel Williams
Bill Cobbs
Natalie Cole

Production: 
Jeffrey Downer, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Ker, Jeanney Kim,
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
Farbe

Socrates lives in a two-room shack in Watts, a black man whose speech is an earthy broth of wisdom and profanity. He is a necessarily tough guy in a tough world, willing, when the situation demands it, to use his «rock-breaking» hands in acts of violence on his fellow men. In fact, the author Mosley portrayed him as a kind of fortress of a man, powerful but also imbued, fortunately with a deep moral sense. Back in Indiana, where he came from, Socrates, drunk and enraged, murdered a man and a woman, for which he spent 27 years in the penitentiary. Now he wants to do something good, and using his special physical advantages, he does. Socrates collects cans in exchange for quarters and finds himself riding the bus further and further away from Watts to look for work where people don't know of his past. The problem is that the further he gets from Watts, the whiter the neighborhood is, and they seem threatened by his militant demeanor. Socrates is constantly on the verge, he grades himself at the end of everyday, and failures occur when he struck somebody but no good came of it, and he gets good marks for zero violent acts or when the violence is justified.

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