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Next onSun 24 Aug at 10:00PMSky Drama/Romance
Amistad Rating 4 out of 5

Director

  • Steven Spielberg

Cast

  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Djimon Hounsou
  • Nigel Hawthorne

Synopsis

In 1839, African captives broke free of their shackles to take control of the Spanish slave ship La Amistad. But on reaching America, they were put on trial for piracy and murder. Steven Spielberg's absorbing account of this thorny episode from US history stars Matthew McConaughey and Morgan Freeman as abolitionist lawyers and Anthony Hopkins as ex-president John Quincey Adams. But it's Djimon Hounsou who catches the eye in his breakthrough role as the leader of the slave revolt.

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