Amistad
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This Steven Spielberg-directed exploration into a long-ago episode in African-American history recounts the trial that followed the 1839 rebellion aboard the Spanish slave ship Amistad and captures the complex political maneuverings set in motion by the event. Filmed in New England and Puerto Rico, the 152-minute drama opens with a pre-credit sequence showing Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) and the other Africans in a violent takeover of the Amistad. Captured, they are imprisoned in New England where former slave Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman), viewing the rebels as "freedom fighters," approaches property lawyer Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey), who attempts to prove the Africans were "stolen goods" because they were kidnapped. Running for re-election, President Martin Van Buren (Nigel Hawthorne) overturns the lower court's decision in favor of the Africans.

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Directors

Steven Spielberg

Studio

Paramount

Subtitles

English (CC)

Released year

1997

Duration

2 h 34 min

Genres

Drama
Thriller/Mystery

Writers

David H. Franzoni

Size

9.21 GB (1080p HD)
4.35 GB (720p HD)
3.27 GB (SD)

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