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Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Original title
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Running time
115 min.
United States United States
Lawrence Kasdan. Story: George Lucas, Philip Kaufman
John Williams
Douglas Slocombe
Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm
Adventure. Action | Nazism. 1930s
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Indiana Jones
Synopsis / Plot
It is 1936. Archaeology professor Indiana Jones is recruited by the US government to find the Lost Ark of the Covenant, which once contained the tablets upon which the Ten Commandments were written. The Ark, according to legend, has vast power that will make any side that possesses it invincible and the American government wants to find it before The Nazis. Indiana goes to Nepal to meet his old girlfriend Marion Ravenwood who has the medallion that leads to the location of the Ark. Hotly pursued, they travel to Cairo in a race to be the ones to find the Ark before the Nazis do.
1981: 5 Academy Awards: Including Art Direction, Editing, Visual Effects, Sound. 8 Nom.
1981: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best director.
1981: BAFTA Awards: Production design. 7 nominations including Film
1981: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Director
1981: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1981: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Comedy Screenplay
1981: Nominated for César Award: Best Foreign Film
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