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Chariots of Fire

Original title
Chariots of Fire
Running time
123 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Colin Welland
David Watkin
Distributed by 20th Century Fox, Allied Stars. Producer: David Puttnam. Enigma Films
Drama | Biography. 1920s. Sports. Athletics. Olympic Games
Synopsis / Plot
This is the true story of two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. One is a devout Scottish missionary who runs for God, the other is a Jewish student at Cambridge who runs for fame and to escape prejudice.
1981: 4 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Original Screenplay, OST, Costume Design. 7 Nom.
1981: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Film
1981: BAFTA Awards: Best Film, Supp. Artist & Costume Design. 11 Nominations
1981: Cannes Film Festival: Best Supp. Actor (Holm), Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
1981: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography. 3 Nominations
1981: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nom. Best Music Score & Foreign Language Film
1981: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1981: Toronto Film Festival: People's Choice Award (Best Film)
1981: National Board of Review: Best Film (ex-aequo)
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