Ballast
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Ballast

by Lance Hammer

Country / Year
USA / 2008
Duration
96 Min.
Languages
EnglishEnglish
Subtitles
GermanGerman
Genre
Drama
Direction
Lance Hammer
Cast
Michael J. Smith,
Jimmyron Ross,
Tarra Riggs,
Johnny McPhail

In the cold, winter light of a rural Mississippi Delta township, a man’s suicide radically transforms three characters’ lives and throws off-balance what has long been a static arrangement among them. Marlee is a single mother struggling to scratch a living for herself and James, her 12-year-old son, who has begun to stumble under drug and violence pressures. So when the opportunity to seek safe harbor at a new home arises, she grabs it, though the property is shared by Lawrence, a man with whom Marlee has feuded bitterly since James’s birth. With circumstances thrusting them into proximity, a subtle interdependence and common purpose emerge for Marlee and Lawrence as they navigate grief, test new waters, and tentatively move forward.

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