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A History of Violence

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Original title
A History of Violence
Running time
97 min.
United States United States
Josh Olson (Graphic novel: John Wagner, Vince Locke)
Howard Shore
Peter Suschitzky
New Line Cinema, BenderSpink
Thriller. Drama | Mafia. Based on a Comic. Small Town Life (North-american). Crime
Synopsis / Plot
Based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke, "A History of Violence" stars Viggo Mortensen as Tom Stall, a pillar of a small town community who runs a diner and lives a happy and quiet life with his wife (Maria Bello) and two children. But their lives are forever changed when Stall thwarts an attempted robbery and is lauded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of some mobsters (William Hurt and Ed Harris) who believe he is someone else.
2005: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (William Hurt), Adapted Screenplay
2005: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Movie Drama, Actress Drama
2005: Nominated BAFTA Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay
2005: Nominated for Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) in Cannes: Best Director
2005: Nominated for Cesar: Best Foreign Language Picture
2005: Nominated for David of Donatello: Best Foreign Language Picture
2005: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Supp. Actor (Hurt) & Supp. Actress (Bello). 5 Nominations
2005: National Board of Review (NBR): Best Director
2005: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Hurt). 3 Nom.
2005: Festival Toronto: Best Picture, Best Canadian Film and Best Director
2005: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2005: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
2005: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Bello)
2005: Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Director and Supp. Actress (Bello). 4 nom.
2005: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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