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Kramer vs. Kramer

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Original title
Kramer vs. Kramer (Kramer versus Kramer)
Year
Running time
104 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Benton (Novel: Avery Corman)
Music
John Kander
Cinematography
Néstor Almendros
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Pictures
Genre
Drama | Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
When dutiful wife and mother Joanna (Meryl Streep) decides to leave Ted (Dustin Hoffman), an advertising executive, she also leaves him with the responsibility of caring for their young son, Billy (Justin Henry). The situation proves to be especially difficult since the workaholic father has never really taken care of the boy and, in truth, barely knows him. Things are rough at first, but as the two become accustomed to life without Joanna and Ted's caretaking skills improve, father and son finally develop a relationship. As Ted devotes more time to his son and less to his work, however, the latter suffers, and Ted's subsequent firing coincides with the return of Joanna, who wants her son back.
Awards
1979: 5 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Director, Actor (Hoffman), Supp. Actress (Streep) & Adapted Screenplay
1979: 4 Golden Globes Awards, including Best Movie Drama. 7 Nominations
1980: César Awards: Nominated Best Foreign Film
1980: BAFTA Awards: 6 nominations, including Best Film
1979: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Actor & Supp. Actress. 5 Nominations
1979: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1979: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
1979: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film and Actor (Hoffman)
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