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10,876 Ratings


Directed by Gus Van Sant
United States, 2003
Drama, Cult


Students at a suburban high school drift through a seemingly uneventful day, until two arrive with sinister intentions. A semi-improvised exploration of how violence makes its way into a typical American high school that won the Best Director and the Palme d’Or at 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2003 | 3 wins including: Palme d'Or

Independent Spirit Awards

2004 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

Toronto International Film Festival


International Film Festival Rotterdam


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