A History of Violence
- Original title
A History of Violence
- Running time
- 97 min.
- United States
Josh Olson (Graphic novel: John Wagner, Vince Locke)
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.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (William Hurt), Adapted Screenplay
: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Movie Drama, Actress Drama
: Nominated BAFTA Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay
: Nominated for Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) in Cannes: Best Director
: Nominated for Cesar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: 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
: National Board of Review (NBR): Best Director
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Hurt). 3 Nom.
: Festival Toronto: Best Picture, Best Canadian Film and Best Director
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Bello)
2005: Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Director and Supp. Actress (Bello). 4 nom.
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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