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Paris Trout
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married Paris, who brutalizes her. Soon Paris goes beyond the overgenerous bounds of what a man in his position can get away with even in the segregated South, leading to a spiral of perverse insanity.
Style: disturbing, serious, biting, realistic, emotional, psychological
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, small town, racism, deadly, legal, society, domestic disturbance, small town life, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, racial injustice, dignity, shopkeeper, store, fox, confrontation, bathing, marital rape, sexual assault, greed, abusive husband, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
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