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4.2
1,258 Ratings

Killer of Sheep

Directed by Charles Burnett
United States, 1978
Drama

Synopsis

Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse.

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Killer of Sheep Directed by Charles Burnett

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1981 | 2 wins including: Critics' Award

Sundance Film Festival

2000

Locarno International Film Festival

1997

Toronto International Film Festival

1981

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