Directed by Tim Robbins Produced by Tim Robbins, Jon Kilik, Rudd Simmon Based on Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean Starring Susan Sarandon,Sean Penn Year: 1995 Country of production: U.S.A, UK
Matthew Poncelet is a man in the death row. He was sentenced to death for raping and killing a couple, with the help of his friend Vitello.In the last months of his life he decides to ask for help to a nun, Sister Helen. She will accompany him through this hard journey, being able to move those feelings that were missing in his life.
Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J.,(b. April 21, 1939, BatonRouge, Louisiana) is a RomanCatholic religious sister, amember of the Congregationof St. Joseph, who hasbecome a leading Americanadvocate for the abolition ofthe death penalty.
God of CompassionYou let your rain fall on the just and theunjust.Expand and deepen our heartsso that we may love as You love,even those among uswho have caused the greatest pain by taking life. For there is in our land a great cry for vengeance as we fill up death row and kill “An Eye for an Eye, makes the Whole the killers World Blind” in the name of justice, in the -Mahatma Ghandi name of peace. Amen. - Sister Helen Prejean
This film brings to light several topics, and has also different meanings . A valid motivation moves Tim Robbins to face this subject. Sean Penn TimSusan Sarandon Robbins
Lack of justiceTruth will set you freeForgiveness Contradiction WaitingAcceptation of the consequences of our action