Stop the Pounding Heart 2013
The neorealist drama Stop the Pounding Heart completes the director’s Texas trilogy, which began in 2011 with the road movie The Passage, and continued the following year with the white trash 400 Blows homage Low Tide. Part-documentary, part-fiction, the work follows Sara Carlson, the 14-year-old daughter of devout Christian goat farmers, and Colby Trichell, an asthmatic cowboy obsessed with riding bulls.
Sara's parents homeschool their twelve children, rigorously following the precepts of the Bible. Like her sisters, Sara is taught to be a devout woman, subservient to men while keeping her emotional and physical purity intact until marriage. When Sara meets Colby she is thrown into crisis, questioning the only way of life she has ever known. In a stunning portrayal of contemporary America and the insular communities that dot its landscape, the film is an exploration of adolescence, family and social values, gender roles, and religion in the rural American South.

DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:41:26 | 4.07 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary, Drama

Director: Roberto Minervini
Cast: Sara Carlson, Colby Trichell, Tim Carlson
Country: USA, Italy, Belgium

-- Theatrical Trailer (16:9; 1:43)
-- Previews (A Tale of Winter, Curling, A Summer's Tale, In Bloom)

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