«Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things»…


It is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont.

Adapted from the Stephen King short novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, and main starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

The film is a prison drama that takes place in the 40’s and 50’s of the last century.

The film was nominated for seven OSCAR AWARDS, including best picture, however, it didn’t get any.


Andrew Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is accused of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary. Andrew will spend all his life at Shawshank prison. After a while, Andrew earns the confidence of the director of the jail and the respect of all the prisoners, especially from Red (Morgan


The Shawshank Redemption is a good movie that you should watch twice. The first time is to get to know the prisoners and their life style in jail. The second time will give you a full understanding of the movie and how Red, helped by Andrew, will find hope.

During the movie, there is a sentence that will completely change Red´s thoughts, giving an unexpected ending of this great film:

Remember, Red: Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies”

What movie is it?

Satur Aquilué, Pilar Embuena, Javier Lera

English for Fun 4B – 2016-17


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