The future President of the United States Abraham Lincoln was still a child when his beloved mother died. So he was raised by his father Tom, a stern and uncompromising man. When Tom leaves in search of a new wife, young Abraham has to look after his sister Sally and his cousin Dennis, protecting them from the cold winter, from wild animals, and from starvation. When Tom returns with Sarah, he immediately rejects her. But after a difficult start, Abraham and Sarah get to know each other and develop an unbreakable bond.
A.J. Edwards (Walnut Creek, CA, USA) grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He has been working with Terrence Malick as second unit director and co-editor since 2004, making The New World (2005), The Tree of Life (2011), To the Wonder (2012), and Knight of Cups, which is currently in post-production and expected to be released in 2015. The Better Angels marks his debut in the director’s seat.
The Better Angels (2014).
“This is a film that portrays profound and personal loss, intense suffering, and the realization that faith and endurance can transform one’s suffering into good for all. The importance of family, education, belief and tolerance are at its heart. I hope this film and its universal message reach an audience of young and old alike. I hope the film acts as a mirror to audiences everywhere, showing who we are, where we came from, and what we can all be.”
Matthew J. Lloyd
Alexander Richard Milan
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Diane Kruger (Sarah Lincoln), Braydon Denney (Abe), Jason Clarke (Tom Lincoln), Brit Marling (Nancy Lincoln), Wes Bentley (Mr Crawford), Cameron Williams (Dennis), McKenzie Blankenship (Sally)
Terence Malick, Nicolas Gonda, Charley Beil, Jake Devito