"Monster's Ball" is presented by Director Marc Forster as a dark, dreary film-noir like drama involving the role of fate in bringing together two different but distraught people from different races. Heath plays one of the two main prison guards: Two of the prison guards are Hank (Billy Bob Thornton) and his son Sonny (Heath Ledger). Ledger, in an all too brief role, shines as the son who really doesn't want to follow in his father's footsteps. An excellent film but be forewarned that there are a couple of graphic sex scenes in the movie. Definitely not for the kiddies.