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A world where pain and mankind's memories are erased along with war, violence and prejudice may seem like utopia, but ignorance is not always bliss, as explored in the latest young adult film."The Giver," based on Lois Lowry's novel, explores a futuristic society cultivated and controlled by Elders, whose leader is played by three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady").The Elders have formed an efficient working society but erased any color, music and frivolity. Jonas, played by rising actor Brenton Thwaites, is chosen as the Receiver of Memories, a singular job that leads him to The Giver, the man who holds all the memories of humankind's past – from wars and death to the beauty of nature and love.As Jonas learns more about the world before his, he realizes that not everything is perfect within his own society and its selection process from birth, and he begins to question it.
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