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A Man for All Seasons

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Original title
A Man for All Seasons
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Bolt (Play: Robert Bolt)
Music
Georges Delerue
Cinematography
Ted Moore
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Pictures
Genre
Drama | Historical. 16th Century. Politics. Religion. Biography
Synopsis / Plot
The story takes place in 16th century England. But men like Sir Thomas More, who love life yet have the moral fiber to lay down their lives for their principles, are found in every century. Concentrating on the last seven years of English chancellor's life, the struggle between More and his King, Henry VIII, hinges on Henry's determination to break with Rome so he can divorce his current wife and wed again, and good Catholic More's inability to go along with such heresy. More resigns as chancellor, hoping to be able to live out his life as a private citizen. But Henry will settle for nothing less than that the much respected More give public approval to his headstrong course.
Awards
1966: 6 Academy Awards: including Best Movie and Director
1966: 4 Golden Globes, including Best Movie Drama. 5 Nominations
1966: National Board of Review: 5 Awards including Best Film
1966: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Director, Screeplay & Actor (Scofield)
1966: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1967: BAFTA Awards: 7 Awards including Best Movie
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