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Leaving Las Vegas

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Original title
Leaving Las Vegas
Running time
112 min.
United States United States
Mike Figgis (Novel: John O'Brien)
Mike Figgis
Declan Quinn
Co-production United States-France-United Kingdom;
Lila Cazés Productions, Lumiere Pictures (Distributor: United Artists)
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Alcoholism. Prostitution
Synopsis / Plot
Ben Sanderson (Nicolas Cage), a hard-core alcoholic, drives to Las Vegas after being fired from his film production job and divesting himself of all possessions. He plans to drink himself to death within four weeks. He meets Sera (Elisabeth Shue), a prostitute; they fall in love and he moves in with her. Each pledges not to try to change the other's chosen destiny, and they carry on a romance over Ben's last weeks.
1995: Oscar: Best Actor (Nicolas Cage). 4 Nominations
1995: Golden Globe: Best Actor (Nicolas Cage). 4 Nominations
1995: 3 BAFTA Nominations: Best Actor (Cage), Actress (Shue) and Adapted Screenplay
1995: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film & Best actor (Nicolas Cage). 4 Nominations
1995: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Film, Director, Actor & Actress. 5 Nom.
1995: San Sebastián Film Festival: 2 Awards: Best Director, Best Actor (Nicolas Cage)
1995: National Board of Review: Best Actor (Nicolas Cage)
1995: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Film, Director & Cinematography. 5 Nominations
1995: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1995: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1995: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1995: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actor (Nicolas Cage). 2 Nominations
1995: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Actor (Cage) & Best Actress (Shue). 3 Nom.
1995: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Actor (Nicolas Cage)
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