The Retrieval Poster

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.

Cast: Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott, Keston John, Bill Oberst Jr., Christine Horn, Alfonso Freeman, Raven Nicole LeDeatte, Jonathan Brooks

Director: Chris Eska

Genres: Historical drama

Distributors: Variance Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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