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THE SHIPPING NEWS
USA: Miramax Films
UK: Buena Vista International
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Scott Glenn, Rhys Ifans, Pete Postlethwaite, Cate Blanchett, Jason Behr, Gordon Pinsent, John Dunsworth, Alyssa Gainer, Kaitlyn Gainer, Lauren Gainer, Katherine Moennig, Nicole Underhay, Jon Whalen
Director: Lasse Hallström
UK: 117 mins
USA Rated: R for some language, sexuality and disturbing images
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, and moderate sex and horror
USA Release Date: 11 January 2002 (Limited Release - wider )
USA Release Date: 25 December 2001 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 1 March 2002
After the disappearance of his estranged wife Petal (Cate Blanchett), Quoyle 's (Kevin Spacey) fortunes begin to change when his long lost aunt Agnis (Judi Dench) convinces him and his daughter to move their ancestral home in Newfoundland. There, a place where life is as rough as the weather and secrets are as vast as the ocean, Quoyle lands a job as a reporter for the local paper. Now a past is emerging, a mystery is unfolding and life is awakening.
Adapted by Robert Nelson Jacobs, THE SHIPPING NEWS is based on Annie Proalx's Pulitzer Prize winning novel and is directed by Lasse Hallström with the original score by Christopher Young.