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Requiem for a Dream

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Original title
Requiem for a Dream
Running time
102 min.
United States United States
Darren Aronofsky, Hubert Selby Jr.. Novel: Hubert Selby Jr.
Clint Mansell
Matthew Libatique
Artisan Entertainment, Thousand Words
Drama | Drugs. Prostitution. Cult Movie. Independent Film (US)
Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto) and Marion Silver (Jennifer Connelly) are lovers in Brooklyn with dreams of setting up a small business and spending the rest of their lives in love--their version of the American dream. The two are also desperate heroin addicts, a compulsion that darkens their lives and leads Harry to repeatedly pawn his mothers television. His mother, Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn), is addicted to television, which is why she keeps replacing the stolen set. One day she receives a call from her favorite show, the surreal Tappy Tibbons Show, and learns that she has been selected to appear on an upcoming broadcast. When she can't fit into her best red dress, her doctor prescribes diet pills (uppers), to which she swiftly and painfully becomes addicted. Harry's cohort, an intelligent hustler named Tyrone (Marlon Wayans), completes the foursome.
Rankings Position
2000: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn)
2000: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn)
2000: Seminci: Golden Spike: Best Movie
2000: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection (Out of Competition)
2000: National Board of Review (NBR): Won Special Recognition Award (for excellence in filmaking)
2000: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 Movies of the Year
2000: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supp. Actress (Burstyn)
2000: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn). 2 Nominations
2000: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Actress (Burstyn). 2 Nominations
2000: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn) & Best Cinematography. 5 Nominations
2000: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn)
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