My Days of Mercy (2017)

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    United Kingdom USA

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    Romance Drama

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Lucy spends her weekends travelling around the Midwest in a battered RV alongside her younger brother Ben and with older sister Martha behind the wheel. Their destination: whichever federal prison is due to execute a death row inmate that night, so that they can join with their fellow protestors and advocate peacefully outside the institution's walls for the abolition of the death penalty. During one such protest, Lucy's eye is drawn to Mercy, from the opposite 'camp' (people who come and support the executions taking place). When Mercy brazenly flouts the unwritten rule of fraternising with the enemy and approaches the painfully shy Lucy, the scene is set for a heartwrenching love affair that threatens to shatter everything Lucy believes in, but which could ultimately set her free.

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