The Accused: Foster's best performance till date

on Monday, April 4, 2011

‘The Accused ‘is a 1988 Canadian based on a real life story of a rape victim, in which the convicts were sentenced for cheering the assaulters. The film’s actress, Jodie Foster won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role of Sarah Tobias.

The film begins with a shocked Sarah (Foster) running along the road in a state of trauma. She was gang raped by several drunken boys, while the attackers were cheered by several onlookers. However, after the attackers are let off after a fine of $10,000, the attorney Kathryn Murphy (McGillies) dons the role of a prosecutor and ensures that the victim gets the justice. The main witness Kenneth Joyce (Coulson) testifies that Sarah was actually gang-raped and there were several men who were cheering the attackers. Inspite of the several obstacles, the attackers as well as the people involved in the cheering are held guilty and sentenced.

The film received several accolades from all the corners, especially Foster who was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role of Sarah Tobias. The film clearly depicts the courage of a rape victim defy all odds and face the attackers with courage.

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