第6届上海国际电影节 金爵奖 最佳影片(提名) 格里高利·霍布里特
第6届上海国际电影节 金爵奖 最佳男演员 科林·法瑞尔
A law student becomes a lieutenant during World War II, is captured and asked to defend a black prisoner of war falsely accused of murder.
Lt. Lincoln A. Scott: You know how hard they tried to wash us out in flight school? the colored flyers, it was test after test, anything they can come up to turn us into the cooks, the drivers, the shit shovelers, but I refused to wash out, so did Archer, come hell or high water, we hit the books, we were determined not to spend the war being some niggers, with all due respect, sir I’d like to exercise my right to address this court, I’ve been sitting down ever since I got here and I should’ve said something when you quartered us with the enlisted men instead of quartering us properly as officers, but it’s ok, because colored men expect to jump through a few hoops in this man’s army, Archer knew that, we all did. there’s camp right outside Bacon, where I’m from and that’s where the army sends the German POW’s, picking cotton, what’s strange every once and a while, we’d see them around town going to the movies, eating at diners, but if I wanted to go see the same movie I’d half to sit way up in the balcony, those diners were closed to me, even in uniform this must’ve happened to half the guys at Tuskegee and the German POW’s were allowed to sit there and eat but we kept telling ourselves because no matter what, as long as we did our job, it would all be worth it because the war would end, we could home and be free to walk down any street in America with our heads held high as men, so that’s what we did, we did our jobs, we served our country, Archer and I, and what you let happened to him, what you “allowed” to happen to him is appalling, and so is this.