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Nomadland (2020)

R | | Drama | 19 February 2021 (USA)
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Releases February 19, 2021
After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman 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 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. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Partially filmed in the Quartzsite Yacht Club in Quartzsite, AZ. Several local people appear in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Fern: It's strange that you encourage people to invest their whole life savings, go into debt, just to buy a house they can't afford.
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Einaudi: Low Mist (Day 7)
Written by Ludovico Einaudi
Performed by Ludovico Einaudi
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MOVING AND ALLEGORICALLY SIMPLE: A MASTERPIECE
8 January 2021 | by RinoBortone91See all my reviews

With a few, right and essential elements, Chloé Zhao puts on a quality, impactful film, full of important meanings on life and its reflection. All adorned with very simple, albeit refined direction, which manages to capture places as if they were the backgrounds of a theater, making the narration alive and allegorical. Film that also wins for the singular, unique and always daring performance of Frances McDormand, which once again enchants and amazes. Certainly important film, which without shame, is expressed with intelligent simplicity, but which leaves the mark of an allegory, therefore of meanings that go beyond mere simplicity.


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Language:

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Release Date:

19 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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Arizona, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.39 : 1
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