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Affliction

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Affliction
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114 min.
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United States United States
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Genre
Drama | Small Town Life (North-american). Psychological Drama. Social Drama. Family Relationships
Synopsis
Based on the novel by Russell Banks, AFFLICTION is a sobering, absorbing psychological study of the precarious relationship between an abusive father and his two sons. Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte) is a middle-aged ineffectual sheriff in a small New Hampshire town, where he and his brother, Rolfe (Willem Dafoe), were raised. When events shatter the quiet of his small town, Wade is forced to confront the past and reexamine his life, attempting a reconciliation with his abusive, alcoholic dad, Glen (James Coburn), by moving back home to look after him. This quietly intense, haunting, and beautifully filmed story unfolds against the harsh snow-white backdrop of a town where everyone knows each other. But more than anything, it is the brilliant performances of its cast that mark this film.
Awards
1998: Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (James Coburn). 2 Nominations
1998: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Actor Drama (Nick Nolte)
1998: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Actor (Nick Nolte). 3 Nominations
1998: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Actor (Nick Nolte)
1998: Independent Spirit Awards: 6 Nominations including Best Film
1998: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actor (Nolte) & Supp. Actor (Coburn)
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Affliction
1997
Paul Schrader
7.0
(7,286)
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