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Mike Nichols United States, 1983

Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Silkwood

Massively overlooked film with echoes of Norma Rae. Nichols turned what could've easily been an overblown, sensationalist exposé into a compelling and touching portrait of the working class. This Silkwood world is textured, breathable, feels lived in. The fabulous trio of performers does the rest. Streep, Cher and Russell's chemistry is absolutely infectious.