Half Nelson DVD

Half Nelson DVD Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players Smart moving and politically engaged Half Nelson is one of the most exciting American independent films in years Outstanding performances from the cast including an Oscar-nominated Ryan Gosling (Fracture) Independent Spirit Award winner Shareeka Epps and Anthony Mackie (8 Mile) with an original score that features Canadian indie rock group Broken Social Scene enable director Ryan Fleck to weave together a moving story of redemption in an unforgiving world Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a young inner-city junior high school teacher whose ideals wither and die in the face of reality Day after day in his shabby Brooklyn classroom he somehow finds the energy to inspire his 13 and 14-year-olds to examine everything from civil rights to the Civil War with a new enthusiasm Rejecting the standard curriculum in favour of an edgier approach Dan teaches his students how change works - on both a historical and personal scale - and how to think for themselves Though Dan is brilliant dynamic and in control in the classroom he spends his time outside school on the edge of consciousness His disappointments and disillusionment have led to a serious drug habit He juggles his hangovers and his homework keeping his lives separated until one of his troubled students Drey (Shareeka Epps) catches him getting high after school From this awkward beginning Dan and Drey stumble into an unexpected friendship Despite the differences in their ages and situations they are both at an important intersection Depending on which way they turn - and which choices they make - their lives will change Feature-length commentary with filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden Fleck and Boden&39;s Sundance award-winning short film "Gowanus Brooklyn" (also starring Shareeka Epps) Exclusive interview with the filmmakers Audience Q&A - "The Fabulous Picture Show" Outtakes Deleted and Extended Scenes Photo Gallery Trailer Actors Ryan Gosling Shareeka Epps Anthony Mackie Monique Curren Jeff Lima Nathan Corbett & Tristan Wilds Director Ryan Fleck Certificate 15 years and over Year 2007 Languages English Duration 1 hour and 47 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players
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