About

A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.

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Directed by

Tim Robbins

Written by

Tim Robbins (Screenplay)
Helen Prejean (Screenplay)
Brick Mason (Storyboard)

Runtime

122 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

therapist prison rape prison cell despair death penalty nun court socially deprived family cowardliness charity court case unsociability self-discovery death row sentence death sentence penalty doomed man forgiveness right and justice rage and hate lethal injection mercy petition

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Awards

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Sean Penn

Oscar nomination for Best Director Tim Robbins

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song