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Dead Man Walking

7.4
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Original title
Dead Man Walking
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Tim Robbins (Book: Helen Prejean)
Music
David Robbins
Cinematography
Roger Deakins
Cast
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Producer
Polygram Filmed Entertainment / Working Title Films / Havoc
Genre
Drama | Crime. Prison Drama. Religion. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
This acclaimed film traces the relationship between a death-row inmate and the local nun to whom he turns for spiritual guidance in the days leading up to his scheduled execution. Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn) has been convicted of the rape and murder of two young lovers and is awaiting execution. Susan Sarandon plays Sister Helen Prejean, a nun who has devoted herself to God and to helping the less fortunate. Prejean faces a moral crisis as she tries to reconcile her anti-death penalty views with the truth of Poncelet’s actions and the pain felt by the victim’s families.
Awards
1995: Oscar: Best Actress (Sarandon). 4 Nominations
1995: 3 Nominations for Golden Globe: Actor Drama (Penn), Actress Drama, Screenplay
1995: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Sarandon)
1996: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Actor (Sean Penn)
1995: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor (Sean Penn). 2 Nominations
1995: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actress (Susan Sarandon). 2 Nominations
1995: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nom. for Best Actor (Sean Penn)
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