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272 Ratings


Directed by John Sayles
United States, 1987
Drama, History, Crime


A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

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Matewan Directed by John Sayles

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1987 | Directors' Fortnight

Academy Awards

1988 | Nominee: Best Cinematography

Independent Spirit Awards

1988 | Winner: Best Cinematography

1988 | 5 nominations including: Best Feature

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