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515 Ratings

Local Hero

Directed by Bill Forsyth
United Kingdom, 1983
Comedy, Drama, Romance


An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don’t go as expected.

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Local Hero Directed by Bill Forsyth

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1983 | Directors' Fortnight

National Board of Review

1983 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1984 | Winner: Best Direction

1984 | 6 nominations including: Best Cinematography

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1983 | Winner: Best Screenplay

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