• The Help
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  • The Help

The Help

by Tate Taylor Gala Premieres

Mississippi, early 1960s. College graduate Skeeter has had enough of her job at the local paper and dreams of a career as a writer. Motivated by her pronounced sense of justice, she decides to challenge the conventions of the time by carrying out interviews with Afro-American women who have spent their lives looking after white, middle-class children. She finds her first interview partner in the good-natured Aibileen, whose openness soon encourages other women to recount their experiences, sometimes tragic but often comic. Skeeter’s project, however, meets with hostility amongst the white population which remains committed to race segregation. The breaking of a social code brings with it certain consequences…


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: USA, 2011
  • Runtime: 147 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Tate Taylor
  • Cast: Viola Davies, Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis
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  • Screenplay: Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett
  • Cinematography: Stephen Goldblatt
  • Editor: Hughes Winborne
  • Sound: Kim Drummond, Tracy Duncan, Will Riley
  • Music: Thomas Newman
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  • Producers: Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green, Michael Barnathan
  • Executive Producers: Nate Berkus, L. Dean Jones Jr., Mark Radcliffe, Tate Taylor
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  • Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Big Entertainment, Participant Media
  • Swiss Distribution: The Walt Disney Company (Switzerland) GmbH
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