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Saturday, February 21, 2009


M-Net to screen sumptuous drama about young wife and the return of her presumed-dead husband.

On March 17 at 23h00, M-Net will screen Sommersby Drama directed in 1993 by Jon Amiel and starring Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman and James Earl Jones.

This is a sumptuous drama about a young wife who has to deal with the unexpected return of the husband she thought had died in the Civil War.

Laurel Sommersby hasn’t seen her abusive husband Jack since he went off to fight in the Civil War. It’s been six years, and everyone, including Laurel, is convinced he is dead. Laurel has even promised to marry another rancher who was kind to her and her son. But one day, Jack Sommersby walks back into Laurel’s life. At first, Laurel wants nothing to do with him, but it’s hard to resist a man who’s gentle, reads poetry and is kind to slaves. Question is: is he really Jack Sommersby?