The Brave

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Reviews, by: Cari Beauchamp | David Sterritt

Raphael, a young Native American who is desperate to break the bleak cycle of an impoverished life. Morgantown, the make-shift village in wich he lives, is an adjunct of an enormous refuse yard. Forgotten by society, the people of the village are forced to deal with their impending doom based on the ultimate destruction of their home. In order to provide his family with a way out, Raphael makes a Faustian deal in wich he would make the ultimate sacrifice in exchange for money. Carrying this secret over what are possibly the final seven days of his life, Raphael heals the spirits of his community and gives his family his first ray of hope that they have ever known.

Directed by: Johnny Depp
Written by: Johnny Depp, Gregory McDonald
Starring: Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Marshall Bell, Elpidia Carrillo, Frederic Roffest, Clarence Williams III
Produced by: Charles Evans Jr., Carroll Kemp
Original Music by: Iggy Pop

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