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Days of Heaven

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Original title
Days of Heaven
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Terrence Malick
Music
Ennio Morricone
Cinematography
Néstor Almendros
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Drama | Small Town Life (North-american)
Synopsis / Plot
Bill and Abby, a young couple who to the outside world pretend to be brother and sister are living and working in Chicago at the beginning of the century. They want to escape the poverty and hard labour of the city and travel south. Together with the girl Linda (who acts as the narrator in the movie) they find employment on a farm in the Panhandle, Texas. When the harvest is over the young, rich and handsome farmer invites them to stay because he has fallen in love with Abby. When Bill and Abby discover that the farmer is seriously ill and has only got a year left to live they decide that Abby will accept his wedding proposal in order to make some benefit out of the situation.
Awards
1979: Cannes Film Festival: Best Director. Nominated for the Palme d'Or
1979: BAFTA Awards: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
1978: Oscar: Best Cinematography. Nominated for Music, Costume design, Sound
1978: 2 nominations for Golden Globe: Best Drama, Best Director
1978: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Richard Gere) and Screenplay
1978: National Board of Review: Best Film
1978: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director. 2 Nominations
1978: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Drama Screenplay
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