The story chronicles the Bundren family as they traverse the Mississippi countryside to bring the body of their deceased mother Addie to her hometown for burial. Addie’s husband Anse and their child... full plot below
U.S. Release DateAs I Lay Dying release date was Friday, October 11, 2013. This was a New York release.
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Rating MPAAR for disturbing images, some sexual content and brief nudity
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The story chronicles the Bundren family as they traverse the Mississippi countryside to bring the body of their deceased mother Addie to her hometown for burial. Addie’s husband Anse and their children, Cash, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and the youngest one Vardaman, leave the farm on a carriage with her coffin - each affected by Addie’s death in a profound and different way. Their road trip to Jefferson, some forty miles away, is disrupted by every antagonistic force of nature or man: flooded rivers, injury and accident, a raging barn fire, and not least of all -- each individual character’s personal turmoil and inner commotion which at times threaten the fabric of the family more than any outside force.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Adapted from the 1930 classic American novel by William Faulkner.
- Official Selection Cannes Film Festival
- July 2011: Oxford, Mississippi, United States