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265 Ratings

Reversal of Fortune

Directed by Barbet Schroeder
United States, Japan, 1990
Drama, Mystery


In this tauntingly ambiguous courtroom drama, the enigmatic Claus von Bülow (Jeremy Irons) stands accused of putting his wife, Sunny (Glenn Close), into a perpetual coma with an insulin overdose. Claus hires hard-charging attorney Alan Dershowitz, who scrambles to defend his client.

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Reversal of Fortune Directed by Barbet Schroeder

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1991 | Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1991 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

National Board of Review

1990 | Winner: Top Ten Films

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