The Life of David Gale (7-Feb-2003)|
Director: Alan Parker
Writer: Charles Randolph
Keywords: Drama, Prison, Death Row
An anti-death penalty activist is sent to death row after he is accused of murdering a compatriot.
University of Texas professor David Gale, an advocate of death penalty abolition in a fervently pro-capital punishment state, is convicted of the rape and murder of a colleague and compatriot in the anti-death penalty cause and sent to death row. Told through a series of flashbacks and interviews with reporter Bitsey Bloom, The Life of David Gale is a character piece examining flaws in the justice system and its ultimate punishment through the eyes of one man caught in the process.
Review by banion48 (posted on 4-Apr-2005)
Life can change so quickly, leaving us with either endless options or the last, fatal decision. How will you spend your death? The Life of David Gale is a story of just that question. Professor Gale (Kevin Spacey) was an educated and entertaining philosophy adjunct who simultaneously worked for Death Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the death penalty in Texas. His closest friend and ally in this fight is Constance (Laura Linney); and he killed her in a horrific fashion. Ironically, Gale is now on Death Row for her brutal murder and has dedicated the last three days before his execution to telling the tragic story of his life to reporter Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet). An emotional and unique film about the psychology, mystery and power of death.
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