Sophie and the Rising Sun

Sophie and the Rising Sun
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Patricia

Excellent portrayal of the era; engaging, believable story beautifully acted and filmed. Thank you Kanopy

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Pamela

What a great gem of a film. Exactly the kind of unheard of movie I love to discover on Kanopy. Wonderful acting, gorgeous setting and a story worth telling.

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Elisabeth

Great movie. Beautiful story , music and scenery. Good testimony of historical facts. Thanks Kanopy.

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Angele

Lovely movie

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E.A.

I wanted this film to never end. Brenda's comment below summarizes it beautifully. What stereotypes overlook is that there could be love between different races. That sometimes the line between master and servant was blurred. This is such a beautiful movie!

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David

I think that people are shaped by their painful memories and the repulsion of the heritage. Aggrieved guilt and shame.

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C

Beautiful scenery and music. Nice movie to watch.

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Brenda

Touching examination of small town southern USA, religious bigotry, racism, and intolerance of any kind of difference, all tempered by true love, real friendship and simple kindnesses. Beautifully crafted piece.

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Germaine

Another great movie! Thank you, Kanopy

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Jonathan

Beautiful scenery. Truly captures what it is like to live in the South. A little disappointed with the development of the plot though.

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F

Slow moving but a good story about interracial romance.

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