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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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Daniel Barber

Writer:

Julia Hart
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brit Marling ... Augusta
Hailee Steinfeld ... Louise
Muna Otaru ... Mad
Sam Worthington ... Moses
Kyle Soller ... Henry
Ned Dennehy ... Caleb
Amy Nuttall ... Moll
Nicholas Pinnock ... Bill
Anna-Maria Nabirye Anna-Maria Nabirye ... Alma (as Anna Maria Nabirye)
Luminita Filimon Luminita Filimon ... Prudence
Charles Jarman ... Carriage Driver (as Jarman Charles Augustus)
Zefir Zefir ... Battle
Delia Riciu Delia Riciu ... Mary
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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. Written by Anonymous

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Some things are worth fighting for

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En defensa propia See more »

Filming Locations:

Poienari, Arges County, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,328, 27 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,166, 29 November 2015
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Contrary to what many reviews have stated, the historical period depicted in the film is not Sherman's March to the Sea (aka the Savannah Campaign) of the winter of 1864, but the Carolinas Campaign during the spring of 1865. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Louise: Heard you shoot. What was it?
Augusta: Somethin' small n' fast.
Louise: Rabbit?
Augusta: Maybe. I don't know if it was even really there. Once that gun goes off, everythin' livin' is gone.
Louise: Why's it so hard when the only thing there is you and the rabbit?
Mad: [serving up stew] The wood is big and the rabbit's small.
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Soundtracks

The Girl & The Night
Written and Performed by Emily Barker
Produced by Martin Phipps
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Slow but sure
24 July 2018 | by DowntonR1See all my reviews

A thinly plotted , mainly slow but often tense Civil War piece with three fine lead performances and a good rather different one from Sam Worthington. An interesting take on what happens when law breaks down in a soon to be defeated land.


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