Detroit

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Certificate: 15
Length: 143 min
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, John Boyega, Jacob Latimore, Will Poulter, Algee Smith

In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession. By the end of the night, three unarmed men are gunned down while several others are brutally beaten.

Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, the director-and-writer team behind The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, recount these events with from the perspective of various characters, resulting in a film with powerful themes that resonate with the racial divisions in contemporary American society.