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OLD JOY (2006)

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"A MUST-SEE....One of the finest American films this year." New York Times "As subtle, supple and beautifully fine-tuned a film as any American director has made in the past year." Village Voice "THE BEST OF THE FEST...Neither far-out nor hard to reach, but instead a soft-spoken capaciously eloquent film..." Entertainment Weekly


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Catalogue No. ACC0065
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000653
DVD Release Date 11 Aug 2007
Director Kelly Reichardt
Producer Todd Haynes
Cast Will Oldham, Daniel London, Tanya Smith
Genre Arthouse Drama
Rating M (Moderate coarse language)
Run Time 83 minutes
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby Stereo
Language English
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Quotes "A MUST-SEE....One of the finest American films this year." New York Times "As subtle, supple and beautifully fine-tuned a film as any American director has made in the past year." Village Voice "THE BEST OF THE FEST...Neither far-out nor hard to reach, but instead a soft-spoken capaciously eloquent film..." Entertainment Weekly
Awards WINNER - Best Film - 2006 Rotterdam International Film Festival Official Selection - 2006 Sundance Film Festival

Synopsis
OLD JOY is the story of two old friends, Kurt (Will Oldham) and Mark (Daniel London), who reunite for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade mountain range east of Portland, Oregon. For Mark, the weekend outing offers a respite from the pressure of his imminent fatherhood; for Kurt, it is part of a long series of carefree adventures. As the hours progress and the landscape evolves, the twin seekers move through a range of subtle emotions, enacting a pilgrimage of mutual confusion, sudden insight, and spiritual battle. When they arrive at their final destination, a hot spring in an old growth forest, they must either confront the divergent paths they have taken, or somehow transcend their growing tensions.
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