The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption

Year

1994

Duration

136 minutes

Genres

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Language

English

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Synopsis

In 1946 Andy Dufresne is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. He's sent to Shawshank State Prison, where for the next twenty years he seems to be a model prisoner, despite protesting his innocence. But he still yearns for freedom - and he still longs to escape. Rejecting cliches of prison films, this thoughtful, measured film (based on a short story by Stephen King) instead focuses on human potential and the survival of hope even in the most hopeless situations.

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Contains frequent strong language, violence and sexual assault

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