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Whiplash

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Directed by Damien Chazelle
United States, 2014
Drama, Music

Synopsis

Andrew, a promising, young music student who specializes in the drums enters a highly competitive conservatory where he clashes with a verbally abusive instructor. Under his ruthless direction, Andrew begins to pursue perfection at any cost—even his humanity.

Synopsis

Andrew, a promising, young music student who specializes in the drums enters a highly competitive conservatory where he clashes with a verbally abusive instructor. Under his ruthless direction, Andrew begins to pursue perfection at any cost—even his humanity.

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WhiplashDirected byDamien Chazelle

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2014 | Directors' Fortnight
Academy Awards
2015 | 2 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year
2015 | 3 wins including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Sundance Film Festival
2014 | 2 wins including: Grand Jury Prize (U.S. Dramatic Competition)
Independent Spirit Awards
2015 | 2 wins including: Best Editing
2015 | 2 nominations including: Best Feature

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