Fences
USA, 2016 | Dauer: 139min | FSK: 6 | Regie: Denzel Washington Darsteller: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo

Denzel Washington (»Philadelphia«, »Training Day«) directed and stars in this solidly crafted adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-Award-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. After having lived a difficult life through the Great Depressen, a stint in prison, and even a stint playing professional baseball just before the sport's color barrier was broken, Troy's life is defined by a bitterness at denied opportunities he has faced in racially-divided America - a bitterness shown in frustations he takes out on his loved ones. Nominated for four Oscars, this is a simply extraordinary film full of towering performances delivered with intelligence, power and heart.