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Captain Fantastic

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Original title
Captain Fantastic
Running time
118 min.
United States United States
Matt Ross
Alex Somers
Stéphane Fontaine
Electric City Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures. Distributor: Bleecker Street
Drama | Family Relationships. Independent Film (US). Comedy-Drama. Nature. Small Town Life (North-american)
Ben (Viggo Mortensen) is a devoted father of six children. They live a secluded life in the isolated forests of the Pacific Northwest. The children, who never come into contact with any other people, are raised on a rigorous physical and intellectual schedule. They hunt for their own food, with large, serrated Bowie knives. When their mother, who's been hospitalized due to a number of mental ailments, commits suicide, the children want to attend her funeral. Against his will, Ben takes them on the journey. He knows his wife's family doesn't agree with his ideas about raising children. His father-in-law, Jack, even threatens to have him arrested if Ben shows up at the funeral. Nonetheless, they go, only to find that Jack and his wife Abigail want to take custody of the children away from Ben.
2016: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen)
2016: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor-Drama (Viggo Mortensen)
2016: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2016: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen)
2016: Cannes Film Festival: Best Director (Un Certain Regard)
2016. Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen)
2016: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Independent Films
2016: Critics Choice Awards: Nomination for Best Comedy Actor (Viggo Mortensen)
2016: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Cast & Actor (Mortensen)
2016: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Audience Award
2016: Satellite Awards: Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen). 4 Nominations
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