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Monster's Ball


Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Sean Combs View All


Marc Forster (Director), Milo Addica (Screenplay), Will Rokos (Screenplay) View All

Release: Nov. 11th, 2001
Runtime: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for the two unlikely lovers.
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2 Monster's Ball
DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER UNLESS YOU WANT TO KNOW DETAILS ABOUT THE FILM. STOP HERE. I am a huge Thornton fan. Considering this film was critically acclaimed and it seemed to be the type of drama...
12 Monster's Ball
I've just seen "Monster's Ball" and found it different........I liked it...............found it to be a hauntingly compelling look at prejudice and racism...............emotionally draining ...

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In the movie, Billy Bob Thornton plays a racist prison guard who works on Death Row, and Heath Ledger is his sensitive son who has started to work with his father.
The film is famous for a surprisingly graphic sex scene between Thornton and Berry that is expertly edited and performed by the stars and, for my money, one of the most realistic sex scenes I have ever witnessed.


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