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||IMDB Rating: 6.6/10 from 560 votes
||Release: 11 November 2001 (USA) /
||Genre: Drama, Romance
||Director: Peter Medak,
||Stars: Ben Vereen, Bianca Lawson, Eartha Kitt, Forest Whitaker, Gloria Reuben, James Earl Jones, Jasmine Guy, Jennifer Beals, Jenny Cooper, Nicole Lyn, Ossie Davis, Pam Grier, Peter Gallagher, Robert Ri'chard, Ruby Dee
||Synopsis: Magloire Dazincourt, the owner of Bontemps, the largest sugar plantation of the entire South, asks his favorite cousin, Philippe Ferronaire, to marry his daughter Aglae Dazincourt and take over most of its management and family, including his colored mistress Cecile Ste. Marie, for whom he has a cottage build in New Orleans. When Magloire dies, Philippe becomes her lover and the father -not in law- of her son Marcel, named after his own father though, and promises her to get the boy educated in racially egalitarian Paris from age 18. However while still living in the decadent creole society in New Orleans, Marcel Ste. Marie gets in touch trough a colored carpenter with both his white and black roots, both of which bloodlines suffered greatly in the bloody racial civil wars on Haiti, a subject the American society refuses to deal with publicly, and the more people he gets to know or hears their past, the more he gets aware of social and racial matters. Then his father Philippe gets in ... Written by KGF Vissers
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We tend to forget that the master/slave context of the past centuries lead
to more than well-tended estates, powered by large groups of enslaved
people, and a lot of money for the white owners. It lead to a group of
people caught in the middle - the offspring resulting from slave owners
interferring with their female slaves.
Some of these children just became more slaves, and others were free...but
free and coloured, which back then meant anything but, relative to the
of their sires.
A class formed around these offspring - the gens de couleur libre or free
people of colour - and that class was able, to a certain extent, to own
property, raise themselves from downtrodden to educated, and to attain a
comparative dignity. That is to say, they weren't slaves, but they were
still exploited to a certain extent.
Often, the women lived as mistresses to the white plantation masters and
of wealth, set up in their own houses, with allowances, schooling paid for
for their children, and a kind of gentility, dependent on the
they chose to impose on their families. In essence, they were prostituting
themselves to ensure their own prosperity, and relative independence from
labour - an arrangement called plaçage.
Feast of All Saints is a beautifully written story about the children of
such woman, the result of just such an arrangement with a local gentleman,
and the people who touched on their lives, in both a negative and a
way. The tale was an eye-opener for me, a New Zealander, with no real
conception of the black/white lines, let alone that grey area in the
where the gens de couleur libre trod gingerly.
The characters are very three dimensional, and have been well-rendered in
this adaption of the novel, by Anne Rice. The parts are well-cast, the
costumes are wonderful, and the brutal way the lines are drawn out, with
blurred areas made all the more distinct by the conflicts the protagonists
go through. The gens de couleur libre could not marry the whites, the
slaves could not help themselves, and the whites, even the sympathetic
couldn't bear to face the economic reality of doing right by the people
I recommend this story, both the novel and the miniseries, to everyone,
unreservedly. If you can't handle the truth you'll cringe and cower
some parts, as one injustice after another is meted out on those of
both by their white oppressors, and by their own people. Bear in mind
that this is nothing more than reality, and this tale is an absorbing way
learn about it.
I know it may sound callous, but this miniseries both entertained me and
enthralled me, despite the sour taste I found in my mouth at what went on,
and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Watch it. If not read up on the period,
there's a lesson to be learned from it all.
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, Bianca Lawson
, Eartha Kitt
, Forest Whitaker
, Gloria Reuben
, James Earl Jones
, Jasmine Guy
, Jennifer Beals
, Jenny Cooper
, Nicole Lyn
, Ossie Davis
, Pam Grier
, Peter Gallagher
, Robert Ri'chard
, Ruby Dee
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