"Antebellum" is a 2020 American thriller film directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.
The starring cast includes Janelle Monáe as Veronica Henley, Eric Lange as Him, Jena Malone as Elizabeth, Jack Huston as Captain Jasper, Kiersey Clemons as Julia, Gabourey Sidibe as Dawn, Tongayi Chirisa as Eli, Marque Richardson as Nick Henley, Arabella Landrum as Little Blonde Girl, Robert Aramayo as Daniel and others.
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Lionsgate Movies on Thursday, August 06, 2020 released the trailer for "Antebellum" you can watch here:
Antebellum (2020 Movie) Official Final Trailer - Janelle Monáe.
Here is a short review of "Antebellum" movie plot summary.
In a Louisiana slave plantation run by Confederate soldiers, slaves are treated harshly and not allowed to speak unless spoken to. Those who attempt to escape are killed and their bodies burned in a crematorium. After a failed escape attempt, a black man named Eli (Tongayi Chirisa) watches as his wife is murdered and her body placed in the crematorium. A woman who had been assisting them is later brutally beaten and branded by the general until she submits to being called Eden.
A group of new slaves is brought to the plantation. Among them is a pregnant woman whom the general's daughter Elizabeth (Jena Malone) names Julia (Kiersey Clemons) and places in the care of Eden. Julia asks Eden to plan an escape while Eden urges her to keep her head down. That evening during a dinner where Julia and Eden are forced to wait on soldiers in the army, a shy Confederate soldier named Daniel (Robert Aramayo) is attracted to Julia and arranges to go to her cabin later. When Julia tries to play on his kindness and asks him to help her, he beats her for speaking when not spoken to, causing her to miscarry.
After being raped by the general in her cabin, Eden hears a ringing cell phone. In the modern era, a cell phone rings, awakening Eden, who is actually a renowned sociologist named Dr. Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe). She is preparing to take a trip to speak and promote her book, which is particularly hard for her because she has to leave her loving husband Nick and her daughter Kennedi. She has a bizarre online meeting with Elizabeth which leaves her uncomfortable, but she dismisses her feelings and cuts the meeting short.
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"Antebellum" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 9, 2020 (France), on September 17, 2020 (Denmark) and on September 18, 2020 (United States) distributing by Lionsgate, Sky Cinema, BF Distribution, Bir Film, Central Partnership, Encore Films, Golden Screen Cinemas, Golden Village Pictures, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Lark Films Distribution, Meloman, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongrel Media, Monolith Films, Movie Cloud, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, Spentzos Films, Splendid Film, Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), Vertical Entertainment, WW Entertainment, DeAPlaneta, Eagle Films, Leonine Distribution and Pris Audiovisuais.
The duration of the film is 106 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $6.9 million.
"Antebellum" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began in May 2019.
"Antebellum" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 29/100.
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