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Brokeback Mountain

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Brokeback Mountain
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ang Lee
Produced by Diana Ossana
James Schamus
Screenplay by Larry McMurtry
Diana Ossana
Based on Brokeback Mountain
by Annie Proulx
Starring Heath Ledger
Jake Gyllenhaal
Linda Cardellini
Anna Faris
Anne Hathaway
Michelle Williams
Randy Quaid
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Cinematography Rodrigo Prieto
Edited by Geraldine Peroni
Dylan Tichenor
River Road Entertainment
Distributed by Focus Features
Release dates
  • September 2, 2005(Venice International Film Festival)
  • December 9, 2005(United States)
  • December 23, 2005 (Canada)
Running time
134 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $14 million
Box office $178.1 million

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. Adapted from the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx, the screenplay was written by Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry. The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, and Randy Quaid, and depicts the complex emotional and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1983.

Brokeback Mountain was a commercial and critical success. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Best Picture and Best Director at the British Academy Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Producers Guild of America Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards among others. The film was nominated for eightAcademy Awards, the most nominations at the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score, while controversially losing Best Picture.

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