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Affliction (1997) is Drama Mystery Thriller Genres film which released in 1997. Affliction (1997) supported by James Coburn, Nick Nolte, and Sissy Spacek. This movie has 1h 54min duration and good rating around 7.0 star from 12,323 movie mania. Very good!

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A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate.

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Nick Nolte,Sissy Spacek,James Coburn
Director: Paul Schrader
Writer: Russell Banks

Affliction (1997) REVIEW

Based on a novel by Russell Banks who also wrote “The Sweet Hereafter”, and directed by Paul Schrader of “Raging Bull” and “The Mosquito Coast” fame, the winter landscape and cold bleakness of the town sets the tone for this exploration of the dark legacy of what it is to be a man.Nick Nolte stars in this dark story of a the lone policeman in a small New Hampshire town investigating a hunting accident. James Coburn is excellent as Nick Nolte’s father, a brutal and angry old man who typifies a sick machismo which has in turn afflicted his son. His acting is extraordinary as is Nolte’s although their styles are different. Noltle is subtle; his facial expressions are controlled and typical of a man who has learned to hold in emotion. Coburn’s face, on the other hand, is more deeply expressive; his eyebrows move, his mouth hardens, his eyes glare.This is the kind of dark, brooding movie that I like. For a brief few hours I enter its world and get completely absorbed in the characters in the way I did with “A thousand Acres” or “The Horse Whisperers”. Like these films, there are no easy answers and the conclusion does not wrap up in a neat little Hollywood package that is soon forgotten.

Affliction (1997) PLOT STORY

Wade Whitehouse is a sheriff of a small New Hampshire town who achieved nothing in life in the opinion of his ex-wife Lillian and daughter Jill and is a heavy drinker. His girlfriend Margie accepts him the way he is. On the first day of the hunting season, Wade’s friend Jack takes a wealthy businessman to hunt – and only Jack returns alive. Wade decides to play detective and starts investigating the case despite the fact Jack insists it was an accidental self-inflicted shot.

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate.

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