• Director: Jonathan Demme
  • Writer: Toni Morrison,Akosua Busia,Richard LaGravenese
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: Haitian, English
  • Release date: October 16, 1998
  • Runtime: 2 hours 52 minutes
  • Sound mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Sevilen
  • Beloved is a feature film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover.
    The film tells the story of a little girl haunted by ghosts, bringing back a horrific memory of Oprah's past.


    • Release date October 16, 1998
    • Filming locations Old New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, USA
    • Production companies Harpo Films, Clinica Estetico, Touchstone Pictures

    Box office


    $80,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


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    • By Kyle 2022-10-25 11:20:14

      Belonging to Cain's Mind History

      Judging by the weaving of the film's text, The Favourite covers all the elements that works of this era are accustomed to: suffering, love, mystery, sex and violence.
      It is undeniable that Toni Morrison's novel conception fully shows her sublime talent with southern attributes as a narrator. She uses a wet rainy season, mosaic art or jazz-like approach to the subject matter of the abolition movement in a deep and warm way.
      When a message from Sweden suddenly came to Morrison in...

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    • By Christiana 2023-08-23 22:09:54

      For me, I can only read one book of African American literature a year, and I can't stand it. It takes a year to heal the wounds in my...

    • By Miles 2023-08-15 19:10:11

      sure the novel is...

    • By Hailey 2023-08-03 05:22:14

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    • By Janelle 2023-07-20 06:23:04

      Paul is a lovely...

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      Be faithful to the...

    Movie plot

    The story takes place in 1873. Seth (Oprah Winfrey) was a black slave who suffered all kinds of inhuman treatment. In order not to repeat her tragic path for her daughter, she resolutely killed her. The eldest daughter who was just born died. Eighteen years have passed in a blink of an eye, and every black slave did not expect that the slave system was completely overthrown, and today they have become free people.
    With their second...
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    Background creation

    The film is based on the 1988 Joseph "Joe" Pulitzer award-winning novel by Tony Morrison. Written in an experimental stream of consciousness , the original reflects the painful imprint of slavery on people's souls. The film's producer - Oprah Winfrey, who also plays Sethe - spent ten years bringing the story to the screen with the same emphasis on the original. The film was rated R due to the amount of gore, sexual violence, and scenes...
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    Movie quotes

    • Paul D: Your boys run off, don't know where. One girl's dead, the other one can't get further than the yard. So how did it "work?"

      Sethe: They ain't at Sweet Home. Schoolteacher ain't got them.

      Paul D: Maybe there's worse.

      Sethe: [angrily] It ain't my job to know what's worse, Paul D. It's to know what's out there and to keep my children from it! Because I would rather know they're at peace in Heaven than living a hell here on Earth! So help me, Jesus!

    • Sethe: You came back to me...

    • Paul D: [as Paul D enters Sethe's home, he is met with a pulsating glow of red light and backs away in fear] Good God, girl. What kind of evil you got in there?

      Sethe: It ain't evil. Just sad.