This is a woman's tale. It's not about some feminist women not wanting men around. This is about women who are forced into the position of having to learn to live without men while wishing they would come home. I love that it was a slow burn because it really pulled me into how they were feeling. My only disappointment was the ending but great movie, regardless.
The Keeping Room (2014) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Keeping Room (2014) 1080p
Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three women must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.
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Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women - two sisters and one African-American slave - must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.
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Loved Everything About ThisReviewed byfoutainoflifeVote: 8/10
Set in 1865 at the tail end of the American Civil War we meet two sisters and their former black slave who have been left to fend for themselves on the farm since the war has taken away all the men folk. The new way of life sits uneasy on the younger sister baulking at her new lowly status as a mere field hand.
Then a chance occurrence means her elder sister – has to go to town and in so doing crosses paths with two Yankee soldiers who are part of an advance foraging party. They are no lovers of the rule of law and as William Tecumseh Sherman has said 'War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it; the crueller it is, the sooner it will be over'. These guys seem to want the war to end much quicker than most would countenance and bring their own brand of 'cruel'. Thus is set in motion a plight and fight for survival as the soldiers set about getting what they really want.
Now this is part of the new clutch of westerns that bring gritty realism with modern sensibilities, and I am a fan. It is done really well with god attention to period detail and a keening authenticity that makes the characters mire believable. Couple this with a string cast and a good story and you have nigh on all the ingredients for a very well made film.
This story focuses on the side of war most movies bypass. Not the before, or the after, but the last days of it. From one side we have three women, one a slave (or soon to be ex-slave) trying to survive and hold on to their land without men. One the other side, we have two men, who are raping and killing their way across the countryside. Different people will see this movie in different ways. For me, this was a tale of how war and devastation changes us. The best examples of this are portrayed by Brit Marling and Sam Worthington (Avatar), who play Augusta and Moses. The former grows strong and independent, the latter has left behind his humanity and is a shell of a man, living only to destroy. Not for everyone, the rest of the cast is underused and the movie never feels fully fleshed out but strong performances make for good viewing, at least once.