Days of Heaven
- Original title
Days of Heaven
- Running time
- 94 min.
- United States
Robert J. Wilke,
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.
: Cannes Film Festival: Best Director. Nominated for the Palme d'Or
: BAFTA Awards: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
: Oscar: Best Cinematography. Nominated for Music, Costume design, Sound
: 2 nominations for Golden Globe: Best Drama, Best Director
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Richard Gere) and Screenplay
: National Board of Review: Best Film
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director. 2 Nominations
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Drama Screenplay
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