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THE SOUTHERNER

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Directed by Jean Renoir
United States, 1945
Drama
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Synopsis

Sam is a Texan cotton picker who aspires to run his own farm and create a better life for his family. Aided by his beautiful wife, Nona, Tucker begins to work a neglected plot of land, but numerous difficulties arise, including bad weather and conflicts with jealous neighbors.

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Only an outsider like the great Jean Renoir, who worked in America during WWII, could so beautifully reveal American life. Renoir received his only Oscar nomination for this neglected masterpiece, which applies his warmth, empathy, and generosity to a distinctly American story.

Synopsis

Sam is a Texan cotton picker who aspires to run his own farm and create a better life for his family. Aided by his beautiful wife, Nona, Tucker begins to work a neglected plot of land, but numerous difficulties arise, including bad weather and conflicts with jealous neighbors.

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The SouthernerDirected byJean Renoir
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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1946 | Winner: Best Feature Film (International Critics Award)
Academy Awards
1946 | 3 nominations including: Best Director
National Board of Review
1945 | 2 wins including: Best Director

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