Killer of Sheep

by Charles Burnett 1h23min United States 1977
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Film details

Killer of Sheep
by Charles Burnett

Set in the Watts area of Los Angeles, a slaughterhouse worker must suspend his emotions to continue working at a job he finds repugnant, and then he finds he has little sensitivity for the family he works so hard to support.

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[ MP4 SD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Henry Gayle Sanders : Stan
  • Kaycee Moore : La femme de Stan
  • Charles Bracy : Bracy
  • Angela Burnett : La soeur de Stan
  • Eugene Cherry : Eugene
  • Jack Drummond : Le fils de Stan


  • Director Charles Burnett
  • Scenario Charles Burnett
  • Sound Charles Bracy
  • Editing Charles Burnett
  • Producer Charles Burnett
  • Distributor Les Films du Paradoxe

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format16 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1977
  • Release date for France12/01/1979
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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