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Killer of Sheep (1978)

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Kaycee Moore Kaycee Moore
Stan's Wife


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Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Release date: 14 November 1978
Tags: Drama (5), Poverty (3), 1970s (3), African American (3), Jazz (2), Usa (2), 1979 (2), Sheep (2), Slaughterhouse (2), Neorealism (2), Dancing (1), Music (1), Death (1), Friendship (1), Documentary (1), Violence (1), Food (1), Pregnancy (1), Children (1), B&w (1)
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