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The Messenger

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Original title
The Messenger
Running time
107 min.
United States United States
Oren Moverman, Alessandro Camon
Nathan Larson
Bobby Bukowski
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Oscilloscope Laboratories / Omnilab Media / Sherazade Film Development / Mark Gordon Company, The / Good Worldwide / All the Kings Horses / Reason Pictures
Drama | Army. Iraq War. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
With three months left in the service, Will (Ben Foster) has spent a good deal of time in army hospitals, healing scars from his time in Iraq. To make things worse, the girl he left behind (Jena Malone) has moved on with her life. Ironically, his chance at a fresh start lies in working shoulder to shoulder with Tony (Woody Harrelson), a senior officer who teaches him the ropes of his new post with the Casualty Notification Office. Will, who narrowly escaped death, must now break the news about those who didn’t. Between assignments, these two soldiers form a unique bond that helps them in their struggle to get back to ""normal"" life, fully knowing nothing will ever really be normal again.
2009: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Supporting Actor (Woody Harrelson), Original Screenplay
2009: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (Woody Harrelson)
2009: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Harrelson). 4 Nominations
2009: Berlin Film Festival: Best Screenplay
2009: Satellite Awards: Nominated Best Film Drama & Supporting Actor (Harrelson)
2009: NBR - National Board of Review: 3 Awards, including one of the Top 10 Best Films
2009: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2009: 2 Nominations for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supp. Actor, Supp. Actress
2009: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (Harrelson)
2009: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Harrelson)
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