Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

Ang Lee's Oscar, Golden Globe and Venice Film Festival winning tale of cowboy romance starring Heath Ledger and Jack Gyllenhaal.

In 1963 two farmhands (Gyllenhaal and Ledger) meet whilst tending sheep on a remote mountain, Brokeback Mountain that is. During these long months they form a friendship that sneaks its way into a sexual one. Once their job is done, they're back to their former lives and communities where homosexuality is not tolerated. Despite both marrying, the romance and connection they share will haunt them over the next two decades.

Winner of Best Director, Adapted Screenplay at the 2006 Academy Awards. Best Director, Film (Drama), Score & Screenplay at the 2006 Golden Globes. Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival 2006. Best Film, BAFTA Awards 2006.
2006Rating: M, contains violence, offensive language & sex scenes134 minsUSA
DramaRomance
Director:
Ang Lee ('Hulk', 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', 'The Ice Storm')
Writer:
Larry McMurtryDiana Ossana
Cast:
Heath LedgerJake GyllenhaalRandy QuaidAnne HathawayMichelle Williams

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Brokeback Mountain / Reviews

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Ang Lee's unmissable and unforgettable Brokeback Mountain hits you like a shot in the heart. It's a landmark film and a triumph for Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, who bring deep reserves of feeling to this defiantly erotic love story about two Wyoming ranch hands and the external and internal forces that drive them from desire to denial...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The filmmakers have focused so intently and with such feeling on Jack and Ennis that the movie is as observant as work by Bergman...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A wonderful meditation on longing and regret shot with an eye for classic Hollywood. Gyllenhaal gets the show-role, but Ledger's buttoned-down performance is a triumph of quiet complexity...

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BBC

BBC

While the notion of gay cowboys may induce some sniggering in the back row, Brokeback Mountain is a masterclass in subtle directing. That's not to say Ang Lee shies away from sex; indeed the passion between the lovers is shockingly brutal. But it's a testament to his sensitive handling, and fearlessly vulnerable performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, that this love story between two ranch hands stands for something essentially human. It is both raw and exquisite...

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