Univers'l (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Anna Nicholas wrote and directed this independent feature set at a South Central LA mini-mall on the day Rodney King's attackers were acquitted (April 29, 1992). A multicultural cast of characters operate businesses at the mall, but fear of violence following the trial has prompted Korean landlord Kong to close the mall by having custodian/security guard Rodriego (Robert Villalobos) deny parking lot access due to "construction." Subtitled dialogue is in Korean, Swedish, Hebrew, Vietnamese, Farsi, and Spanish. Nicholas shot in 16mm color and black-and-white. Shown at the 1997 Mill Valley Film Festival.



history, riot [uprising], trial [courtroom], violence