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Cold Mountain (2003)

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In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Director:

Anthony Minghella

Writers:

Charles Frazier (book), Anthony Minghella (screenplay)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 101 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Inman
Nicole Kidman ... Ada Monroe
Renée Zellweger ... Ruby Thewes
Eileen Atkins ... Maddy
Brendan Gleeson ... Stobrod Thewes
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Reverend Veasey
Natalie Portman ... Sara
Giovanni Ribisi ... Junior
Donald Sutherland ... Reverend Monroe
Ray Winstone ... Teague
Kathy Baker ... Sally Swanger
James Gammon ... Esco Swanger
Charlie Hunnam ... Bosie
Jack White ... Georgia
Ethan Suplee ... Pangle
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Storyline

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith. Written by Quickflix

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If hate sends men to war, then it must be love that brings them home. ( Moviepix Canada) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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UK | Italy | Romania | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Regreso a Cold Mountain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$79,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£380,994 (United Kingdom), 28 December 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,574,213, 28 December 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$95,636,509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,013,509
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Three stars of this film Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jena Malone would later appear in the films of The Hunger Games franchise. See more »

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When Inman is walking by the lake, you can see his tracks from previous takes. See more »

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[first lines]
Ada: [voiceover] Dear Mr. Inman, I began by counting the days, then the months. I don't count on anything anymore except the hope that you will return, and the silent fear that in the years since we saw each other, this war, this awful war, will have changed us both beyond all reckoning.
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Referenced in On Location with 'The Irishman' (2006) See more »

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Bonaparte's Retreat
Traditional
Arranged by Anthony Minghella and T Bone Burnett (as Henry Burnett)
Performed by Brendan Gleeson
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Sensitive film with great interpretations and spectacular outdoors
12 February 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie deals about American Civil War (1861-1865) , the starring (Jude Law , though Matt Damon, Josh Hartnett, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Eric Bana were all considered for this role) meets Ada (Nicole Kidman , though Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett were both considered) in ¨Cold mountain¨ and they fall in love . Then he's enlisted and participates in Battle of Saint Petesburg (Virginia 1864). He leaves and sets off to find his lover . Being dead her father (Donald Sutherland), Nicole will have to confront a lot of misfortunes until that she's helped by a valiant woman (Renee Zellweger) .

The picture is overlong , runtime is approx. three hours but is neither boring , nor tiring , but entertaining for the reason that happen several events . The film blends epic battles, drama , a love story, shootouts and a little bit of violence . The motion picture is pretty strong with crude scenes : the bloody battles ,rampages , rape , murders...it has many violent shots , for that reason the film is rated ¨R¨ as the violence is extreme with cruel killings , besides some sex scenes.

In United States attained a moderated success in spite of nomination to various Oscars , though only obtained one award to support cast for Renee Zellweger . In Europe achieved much more success at the box office . The picture has spectacular sets and some wonderful snowy and natural landscapes. Many of the scenes were shot in the Carpathian mountains in Romania . The production design and set design by Dante Ferretti is breathtaking .

Jude Law and Nicole Kidman interpretation is top notch likeness to Renee Zellweger rightly rewarded . The secondary actors are first rate : The hideous Ray Winstone , the renegade priest Philip Seymour Hoffman , the kind Bernard Gleeson , everybody are good. Gabriel Yared musical score is romantic and magnificent and John Seale cinematography is astounding and stunningly made . Anthony Mingella direction is accurately developed but there're some moments with slightly slow movement . The flick will appeal to emotion enthusiasts and romantic films fans . Rating: Very good . Above average , well worth watching.


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