- Original title
- Running time
- 123 min.
- United Kingdom
Simon Beaufoy (Novel: Vikas Swarup)
Anthony Dod Mantle
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Co-production United Kingdom-United States; Fox Searchlight / Celador Films / Film4 / Pathé Pictures International. Distributed by Warner Independent
Drama. Romance | Poverty. 1990s
- Synopsis / Plot
- Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show’s questions. Intrigued by Jamal’s story, the jaded Police Inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out...
: 8 Academy Awards: including Best Movie, Director & Screenplay. 10 Nominations
: 4 Golden Globes: Best Movie Drama, Director, Screenplay, Soundtrack
: 7 BAFTA Awards, including Best Movie. 11 Nominations
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography. 3 Nominations
: National Board of Review: 3 Awards, including Best Movie, Adapted Screenplay
: Toronto Film Festival: Best Movie
: Goya Awards: Best European Movie
: David di Donatello Awards: Best European Union Film
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director and Original Score
2008: 5 Critics' Choice Awards, including Best Picture, Director and Writer. 6 Nominations
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Performance by a Cast. 2 Nominations
2008: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Director, Screenplay, Cinematography
: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Movie, Director & Best Promising Newcomer. 5 Nominations
: César Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Languaje Film
: European Film Awards: Best Cinematography & Audience Award
: Gaudí Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
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