‘Repentance’ Trailer Shows Off All-Black Cast

Here’s something you probably haven’t seen in a long time: a film with an all-Black cast that is not focused on romance or comedy:  “Repentance.” The film is a psychological thriller that has taken Black actors into a genre they rarely get to explore.

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker stars along with Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker and Mike Epps in the film directed by Philippe Caland, which will hit theaters Feb. 28, 2014, in select theaters.

Here the official synopsis of the plot:

“Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Thomas Carter (Anthony Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual adviser who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He has parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the “untimely” death of his mother.

“When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother Ben (Mike Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach. What may be simple to grasp for some is the idea that single actions in the past comprise tidal waves of reactions in the present.”

“Repentance” was produced by Whitaker, Caland and Nina Yang Bongiovi, while Codeblack is behind the distribution of the film.

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