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still from Winter's Bone (Debra Granik, US 2010)

Winter's Bone

Debra Granik / US, 2010 / 100 min.

This raw, realistic, entirely believable thriller replete with sober beauty received four Oscar nominations including one for Jennifer Lawrence as the 17-year-old Ree. She confronts the local criminal underworld and the rugged wilderness of the Ozarks to track down her father.

poster Winter's Bone (Debra Granik, US 2010)
In Winter's Bone (winner of the Grand Jury prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival) 17-year-old Ree (Jennifer Lawrence) lives with her brother, sister and ill mother in the rugged Ozark mountains. Her criminal father used their home as collateral for his bail, then disappeared without a trace.

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still from Winter's Bone (Debra Granik, US 2010)
still from Winter's Bone (Debra Granik, US 2010)

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