Ill Gotten Gains

1997, Movie, R, 101 mins

Ill Gotten Gains
A 19th-century uprising on board a slave ship starring Djimon Hounsou, and it's not AMISTAD: What's up? This independent art movie, set 30 years later than Steven Spielberg's picture, contains conspicuously overlapping elements: It was even shot on the same modern-day reproduction of a 19th-century clipper. But while AMISTAD is a relatively straightforward history lesson, this is a dark, haunting mood piece with an eerie supernatural edge. The year is 1869, and the slave ship Argon Miss is anchored off the West African coast with 24 captives chained below decks. Slavery is illegal and British ships prowl the African waters, looking to intercept slave ships ...
Released: 1997 Rated: R Length: 101 mins

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