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1,035 Ratings

Frozen River

Directed by Courtney Hunt
United States, 2008
Crime, Drama, Thriller


Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between USA and Canada. Two women are drawn into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River.

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Frozen River Directed by Courtney Hunt

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2009 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | 2 wins including: Dramatic (Grand Jury Prize)

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 | 2 wins including: Best Female Lead

2009 | 5 nominations including: Best Feature

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