A Lesson Before Dying 1999

Synopsis:

In the 1940s South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. Nevertheless convicted, he is sentenced to die, but his godmother and the aunt of the local schoolteacher convince school teacher go to the convicted man's cell each day to try to reaffirm to him that he is not an animal but a man with dignity.

Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1999-05-22
Runtime: 101 minutes
Tagline: A young man's destiny becomes a teacher's journey.
Cast:
Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
Grant Wiggins 
Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
Tante Lou 
Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer
Jefferson 
Irma P. Hall
Irma P. Hall
Miss Emma 
Brent Jennings
Brent Jennings
Reverend Ambrose 
Lisa Arrindell
Lisa Arrindell
Vivian Baptiste 
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Also known as:
  • A Lesson Before Dying - Nachhilfestunden in der Todeszelle
  • A Lesson Before Dying - Zwischen Leben und Tod