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Nomadland (2020)

R | | Drama | 4 December 2020 (USA)
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Releases December 4, 2020
Follows a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Director:

Chloé Zhao

Writers:

Jessica Bruder (book), Chloé Zhao (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frances McDormand ... Fern
Gay DeForest Gay DeForest ... Gay
Patricia Grier Patricia Grier ... Patty
Linda May Linda May ... Linda
Angela Reyes ... Angela
Carl R. Hughes Carl R. Hughes ... Carl
Douglas G. Soul Douglas G. Soul ... Doug
Ryan Aquino Ryan Aquino ... Ryan
Teresa Buchanan Teresa Buchanan ... Teresa
Karie Lynn McDermott Wilder Karie Lynn McDermott Wilder ... Karie
Brandy Wilber Brandy Wilber ... Brandy
Makenzie Etcheverry Makenzie Etcheverry ... Makenzie
Bob Wells Bob Wells ... Bob
Annette Webb Annette Webb ... Annette
Rachel Bannon Rachel Bannon ... Rachel
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Storyline

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern's mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West. Written by Searchlight Pictures

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Drama

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Rated R for some full nudity.
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Based on the book Nomadland by Jessica Bruder. See more »

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TIFF 2020 #3 Nomadland is a pensive journey of someone seeking the true meaning of "home.
21 September 2020 | by mehoknicksSee all my reviews

Fern is such a loveable, unique character and Zhao manages to fit her inbeetween all these real people and their stories. McDormand carries every moment with her usual swagger and sensitivity but knows when to let the other characters take the wheel. Zhao explores the american landscape with great purpose and a clear idea how to handle topics of aging, poverty, unemployment and what a life on the road means.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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