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A blackly comic study of clashing cultures.
David, a drunken British surgeon, and his American author wife Jo are on the brink of separation. Still, they decide to attend an opulent party in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains hosted by couple Richard and Dally. En route, David runs over a boy selling fossils by the roadside. Callously, David puts the body into his car, and drives on. Next day, the boy’s father arrives, demanding David accompany him to his son’s funeral in a distant village. But the party must go on... In ways only he can, McDonagh skewers the privileged while juxtaposing the lives of ordinary people in a neo-colonial society.
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Caleb Landry Jones, Saïd Taghmaoui, Christopher Abbott, Matt Smith
Director: John Michael McDonagh
"Scripted, directed and acted with intelligence and panache, it's a very grown-up film but never a bore, a morally alert drama that leaves the scolding to us" HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"A dark and dirty morality play where nobody's very concerned with morals" THE WRAP
"Undeniably wicked yet deliciously prickly in its portrayal of adult affairs, “The Forgiven” takes place in Morocco, where life is cheap, but some things — like decency, respect and a clean conscience — can’t be bought." VARIETY
"A boozy, biting drama of the haves and have nots" SLASH FILM
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