Pearl Diver (2006)

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What would you give for the people you love? Your hopes, dreams? Your life? Is it possible to give too much of yourself? These are the questions that the characters struggle with in Pearl Diver, the feature film debut of writer/director Sidney King.Pearl Diver is the story of two sisters, how they are haunted by the twenty-year old murder of their mother, and what happens when a farming accident rips away the layers of secrecy and buried trauma surrounding that nightMarian is a young mother who lives in the Mennonite farming community where she grew up, while her younger sister Hannah left the community to pursue a writing career in Chicago.When Marian's six-year old daughter Rebecca is badly injured in a farming accident, Hannah returns home to help. As the two sisters struggle with the circumstances surrounding Rebecca's accident and how to pay for her medical treatment, their opposing worldviews drive them towards a penultimate confrontation and reconciliation over their shared past, a past that simultaneously divides them yet binds them together.What they learn is that sometimes the secrets from the past can bring hope for the future. -- © Official Site
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama

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Critic Reviews for Pearl Diver

All Critics (2)

[S]o many movies that are designed to appeal to the 'faith and values' crowd... end up being smugly exclusionary... But this bridges that divide...

Full Review… | May 4, 2008
Flick Filosopher

This is only [King's] first feature, and if he can take a few more narrative risks without giving up his subtle style, he may become that rare director who can tackle spiritual issues without (literally) preaching to the choir.

Full Review… | November 3, 2006
Kansas City Star

Audience Reviews for Pearl Diver

½

In RT data base twice. Sweet, well intentioned film, nicely photographed, well acted and sincerelyt written. But this movie was so slow moving. Watching paint dry would be faster paced. What was the director thinking? He seemed to go out of his way to put the viewer to sleep.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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