The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

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  • Le Secret De Lily Owens Alternative


Drama set in South Carolina during the Civil Rights era. Lily flees from her abusive father with the family housekeeper, Rosaleen, who has just been arrested after being attacked. The two seek refuge in the home of the honey-making Boatwright sisters where Lily becomes the new bee-keeping apprentice.

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