About

Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

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1,330
Directed by

Lenny Abrahamson

Written by

Emma Donoghue (Screenplay)

Runtime

117 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland

Language

English

Tagline

Love knows no boundaries

Cast

Keywords

imprisonment hospital escape based on novel or book kidnapping captive isolation grandparents dog mother son relationship carpet skylight children's perspectives

Photos

Lists

#146 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#10 on The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2015 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#531 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Brie Larson

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing Lenny Abrahamson

Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year Ed Guiney

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Emma Donoghue