We Are What We Are

Synopsis: A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.
Director(s): Jim Mickle
Production: Entertainment One
  5 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

We need to stick together now.

You understand?

"And the seed shall become the tree,

which bears the fruit."

- "And feeds the kindred. Amen."

- Amen.

When the Earth has claimed our limbs,

then shall we come home to walk with Him.

To the better place He calls us,

free from want, and hungry

desires of this Earth.

But should some urgent fate,

untimely lot,

bring you to meet your fate,

nameless out the haunt that the lone

regions where has drawed no foot of man,

commend myself to God.

Behold, the Lamb of God,

who taketh away the sins of the world.

- Amen.

- Amen.

He hasn't eaten... since Mama...

Take him home, put him to

bed, let him get some rest.

If he wants something to eat, give him

something light, like soup or something.

- I'll call you tomorrow.

- I'm sorry, Iris.

Thank you for coming, Anders.

It was really sweet of you.

No, no hon... she didn't suffer at all, no.

We're home, Daddy.

She was the first. Now it belongs to you.

December 24th, 1781.

Papa has found our new home.

It is a peaceful place, high on a

mountain overlooking the valley below.

The forest is rich with serenity. The

land, it knows not the industry of men.

Our harvest dwindles as winter approaches early.

Mother has forgone her rations,

so that the children may eat.

Father and Uncle Burnett left

yesterday in search of game.

We pray for their safe return, as I fear we have

not yet seen the whole of nature's cruelty.

- Hi.

- Hey.

I hope I'm not bothering you, but uh...

I wanted to say that when my dad died...

it was really hard on our family.

Especially my mom.

Where have you been?

I haven't seen you all summer.

Academy training? Down-state?

Yeah, this is my first

official week on the job.

- They made you cut your hair, huh?

- Yeah, academy regulation.

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Nick Damici

Nick Damici is an American actor and screenwriter known for such films as Mulberry Street and Stake Land. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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