Storyline:The sentence is damn high: the banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) gets two life sentences because he allegedly murdered his wife. He has to go to Shawshank Prison, where he meets Red (Morgan Freeman) and starts a close friendship with him. Although Red does not believe in his innocence at first, Andy's knowledge of human nature and ability to negotiate impress him in the long term. Nevertheless, the time in prison is hard, for example because of frequent sexual assault. After all, Andy manages to convince the brutal prison wardens of his broad knowledge of tax law and thus to bring in dependence on him.