An American Crime



Alternate/Foreign Title: The Basement [Working title]

DVD Released (Y/M/D): 2008-08-19

Genre: Drama

Director: Tommy O'Haver

Stars: Catherine Keener, James Franco, Bradley Whitford, Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Ari Graynor, Evan Peters, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont, Scout Taylor-Compton, Tristan Jarred, Hannah Leigh, Michael O'Keefe, Carlie Westerman, Michelle Benes, Scott Eastwood, Will Carter

MPAA Rating: R

Synopsis: In 1965, while under the care of a woman named Gertrude Baniszewski, a 16-year-old girl is put through an ordeal that includes beatings in the guise of discipline, burnings with cigarettes & matches and scalding hot baths, among other tortures. Encouraging a "Lord of the Flies"-type cult, Baniszewski involves her own children and children from her Indianapolis neighborhood in the punishments. The girl eventually dies.   Source: themovieinsider.com


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