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Starring Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada) and Academy Award nominee Samuel L Jackson (the Iron Man series, Pulp Fiction), the film explores and debates the value of existence.
The Sunset Limited is a searing two-character drama that mixes humour and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Locked in a philosophical debate, both passionately defend their personal credos and try to convert the other.
Set in a New York tenement apartment, the story focuses on two very different men - a deeply religious black ex-con (Samuel L Jackson) who thwarts the suicide attempt of an asocial white college professor (Tommy Lee Jones) who tried to throw himself in front of the Sunset Limited, a Harlem subway train. While one attempts to connect on a rational, spiritual and emotional level, the other remains steadfast in his hard-earned despair.