Half Nelson DVD

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A troubled teacher and his equally troubled student form an unlikely friendship in this Oscar-nominated drama.

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Released
24 September 2007
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Axiom Films International Ltd 
Classification
Runtime
104 minutes 
Features
Anamorphic, PAL 
Barcode
5060126870098 
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Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players. Smart, moving and politically engaged Half Nelson is one of the most exciting American independent films in years. Outstanding performances from the cast, including an Oscar-nominated Ryan Gosling (Fracture), Independent Spirit Award winner Shareeka Epps and Anthony Mackie (8 Mile), with an original score that features Canadian indie rock group Broken Social Scene, enable director Ryan Fleck to weave together a moving story of redemption in an unforgiving world. Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a young inner-city junior high school teacher whose ideals wither and die in the face of reality. Day after day in his shabby Brooklyn classroom, he somehow finds the energy to inspire his 13 and 14-year-olds to examine everything from civil rights to the Civil War with a new enthusiasm. Rejecting the standard curriculum in favour of an edgier approach, Dan teaches his students how change works - on both a historical and personal scale - and how to think for themselves. Though Dan is brilliant, dynamic, and in control in the classroom, he spends his time outside school on the edge of consciousness. His disappointments and disillusionment have led to a serious drug habit. He juggles his hangovers and his homework, keeping his lives separated, until one of his troubled students, Drey (Shareeka Epps), catches him getting high after school. From this awkward beginning, Dan and Drey stumble into an unexpected friendship. Despite the differences in their ages and situations, they are both at an important intersection. Depending on which way they turn - and which choices they make - their lives will change. Feature-length commentary with filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden Fleck and Boden's Sundance award-winning short film "Gowanus, Brooklyn" (also starring Shareeka Epps) Exclusive interview with the filmmakers Audience Q&A - "The Fabulous Picture Show" Outtakes Deleted and Extended Scenes Photo Gallery Trailer Actors Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie, Monique Curren, Jeff Lima, Nathan Corbett & Tristan Wilds Director Ryan Fleck Certificate 15 years and over Year 2007 Languages English Duration 1 hour and 47 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.

Oscar-nominated drama about an inner city teacher's friendship with a pupil. Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a young teacher struggling to find the energy to inspire his 13 and 14-year-olds as they examine everything from civil rights to the Civil War. Rejecting the standard curriculum in favor of an edgier approach, Dan teaches his students how change works - on both a historical and personal scale - and how to think for themselves. Though Dan is brilliant, dynamic, and in control in the classroom, he spends his time outside school on the edge of consciousness. His disappointments and disillusionment have led to a serious drug habit. He juggles hangovers and homework, keeping his lives separated, until one of his troubled students, Drey (Shareeka Epps), catches him getting high after school. From this awkward beginning, Dan and Drey stumble into an unexpected friendship. Despite the differences in their ages and situations, they are both at an important intersection. Depending on which way they turn - and which choices they make - their lives will change.

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