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3,429 Ratings

Half Nelson

Directed by Ryan Fleck
United States, 2006


Idealistic high school teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction. When a troubled student makes the startling discovery of his habit, a tenuous bond grows, that threatens either to undo them or provide a catalyst of hope for change.

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Half Nelson Directed by Ryan Fleck

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2007 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Locarno International Film Festival

2006 | 2 wins including: Special Jury Prize

2006 | 2 special mentions including: Youth Jury Award (International Competition)

Independent Spirit Awards

2007 | 2 wins including: Best Female Lead

2007 | 4 nominations including: Best Feature

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