USA
THE DESCENDANTS
115 MIN
2011

A middle-aged land lawyer in Hawaii must reconnect with his daughters after his wife falls into a coma, all while dealing with a land deal and the revelation of her infidelity.

Awards
Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards, USA, 2012; Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globes, USA, 2012; Best Actor, Critics Choice Awards, USA, 2012; Movie of the Year, AFI Awards, USA, 2012

Cast & Crew
Producers: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Jim Burke
Director: Alexander Payne
Script: Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon
Director of Photography: Phedon Papamichael
Production Design: Jane Ann Stewart
Music: Jeff Peterson
Sound: Shawn Murphy, Michael Hedges
Editor: Kevin Tent
Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Robert Forster
Production. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Ad Hominem Enterprises

Alexander Payne
The grandson of Greek immigrants, Alexander Payne grew up in Nebraska, USA. He studied at Stanford University before earning a Master's Degree in Film Directing at UCLA. He has made eight feature films, which have been nominated for a total of 24 Oscars, including four times for Best Picture and three times for Best Director. He has won twice for Best Adapted Screenplay, and his latest, The Holdovers, won Best Supporting Actress. 

Filmography
Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999), About Schimdt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), Nebraska (2013), Downsizing (2017), The Holdovers (2023).


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