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The Shawshank Redemption

A wrongfully convicted banker befriends a fellow inmate to survive prison life.


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A memorable and inspiring story about the triumph of the human spirit in the face of life's injustices, based on Stephen King's work ('It'). With seven Oscar nominations, it is certainly one of the most memorable films of Hollywood in the first half of the 1990s. Highlights include the iconic performances of Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, as well as the great photography of Roger Deakins ('Blade Runner 2049').



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Plot summary

A prominent banker unjustly convicted of murder spends many years in the Shawshank prison. He is befriended by a convict who knows the ropes and helps him to cope with the frightening realities of prison life.

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