You may watch below the official trailer of Shepherds and Butchers, the latest Southg African drama movie directed by Oliver Schmitz and starring Steve Coogan, Andrea Riseborough, Garion Dowds, Robert Hobbs, Deon Lotz, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Lauren Steyn, and Carel Nel:
SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS
“South Africa, 1987. When Leon, a white 19-year-old prison guard commits an inexplicable act of violence, killing seven black men in a hail of bullets, the outcome of the trial – and the court’s sentence – seems a foregone conclusion.
Hotshot lawyer John Weber reluctantly takes on the seemingly unwinnable case.
A passionate opponent of the death penalty, John discovers that young Leon worked on death row in the nation’s most notorious prison, under traumatic conditions: befriending the inmates over the years while having to assist their eventual execution.
As the court hearings progress, the case offers John the opportunity to put the entire system of legally sanctioned murder on trial. How can one man take such a dual role of friend and executioner, becoming both shepherd and butcher?
Inspired by true events, this is the story that puts the death penalty on trial and changes history.”
There’s also a new series of posters:
Inspired by true events.
What do you think about the death penalty? Do you support it?
Already released in some foreign markets, but no official US release date yet.
Update – The film will be released in the US on various formats, including Digital HD on 24 January 2017, followed by the DVD release on 31 January.