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The Shunning


Katie Lapp is a young woman and part of an Amish community. She's engaged to the loal bishop, John Beiler, but has doubts whether the strict life that awaits her is the right life for her. She already secretly goes against the rules sometimes, for instane by listening to rockmusic. But when she finds out her parents are hiding a big secret from her, she goes even further against the rules leading up to a big conflict with her father. This eventually leads to the church announcing a 'shunning' against Katie, meaning that nobody is allowed to get involved with her until she realizes her own mistakes and repents. However, her parents can no longer hide their big secret and tell her she was illegally adopted. Her then 16-year-old mother was unable to take care of her and met her parents in the hospital after they just lost their newborn. But now, her biological mother is dying of cancer and has been trying to get in contact with Katie through her parents several times. Eventually, her parents allow her to get on the bus to New York and meet her birth mother.

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Movie details
Drama, Amish, Family
Willie Stratford, Sarah Maine, Bill Oberst Jr., Sherry Stringfield, Sandra Elise Williams, Danielle Panabaker
Michael Landon Jr.
Release date
88 min
Verenigde Staten
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A film that portrays the Amish lifestyle and belief system reverently and with respect.

The Shunning

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