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The Retrieval

Release Date: April 2nd, 2014

R|1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
During the Civil War, a boy (Ashton Sanders), who has been sent to lure a freedman (Tishuan Scott) back to the South, forms an unexpected bond with the man.

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Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Variance Films

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  • Leveraging limited resources to impressive effect, writer-director Chris Eska’s empathetic scripting and well-tuned casting reliably guide The Retrieval’s memorable trajectory. show more

  • The film’s reckoning, when it comes, is fully as heartbreaking as it should be. show more

  • More than any film in recent memory, The Retrieval made this reviewer yearn for the subtle softness and subliminal flicker of celluloid, as opposed to digital's sometimes overbearing brightness and clarity. show more

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