PREVIEW: Bruised (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball), Shamier Anderson (Stowaway), Adan Canto (Amanda & Jack Go Glamping), Sheila Atim (Sulphur and White), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences), Valentina Shevchenko (film debut), Danny Boyd Jr. (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Halle Berry (film debut), director; Michelle Rosenfarb (film debut), writer; Guymon Casady (Hope Springs), Terry Dougas (Good Time), Brad Feinstein (Jungleland), Linda Gottlieb (Dirty Dancing), Gillian Hormel (The Sound and the Fury), Basil Iwanyk (Sicario), Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis (Grandma) and Erica Lee (The Informer), producers; ASKA (Selah and the Spades), composer; Frank G. DeMarco (All Is Lost) and Joshua Reis (The Infiltrator), cinematographers; Jacob Craycroft (Brigsby Bear) and Terilyn A. Shropshire (Love & Basketball), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Jackie Justice (Berry) is a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter who is now down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret. She is soon coerced into a brutal underground fight organised by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Canto), which attracts the attention of an MMA league promoter (Anderson) who offers Jackie a way back into the fold. However, her shot at redemption becomes personal upon the arrival of Manny (Boyd Jr.), her young son who she was forced to give up…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Halle Berry makes her directorial debut with a sports drama that packs a punch – and a kick – since she also gives it her physical all in the lead role.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

WEDNESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX

 

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