Cold Mountain (movie)

2003 film directed by Anthony Minghella
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Cold Mountain is a 2003 American drama movie set in North Carolina. It was directed by Anthony Minghella. The main actors in the movie are Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renee Zellweger. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won one, for Zellweger as Best Supporting Actress.

Cold Mountain
Directed byAnthony Minghella
Screenplay byAnthony Minghella
Based onCold Mountain
by Charles Frazier
Produced bySydney Pollack
William Horberg
Albert Berger
Ron Yerxa
StarringJude Law
Nicole Kidman
Renée Zellweger
CinematographyJohn Seale
Edited byWalter Murch
Music byGabriel Yared
Mirage Enterprises
Bona Fide Productions
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
  • December 25, 2003 (2003-12-25)
Running time
154 minutes
CountriesUnited States
United Kingdom
Budget$79 million
Box office$173,013,509[1]

The movie is about a Civil War deserter named W. P. Inman. He has deserted the Confederate Army – he does not to fight the war anymore and they would not let him go, so he left and has not come back. In the Civil War, the Confederacy wanted to break away from the United States, but the Union would not let them, so they fought for whether the Confederacy (also called the South) should be allowed to break away or not. Before he left, he fell in love with a woman named Ada and now he wants to be back with her.

Along the way, Inman finds a preacher named John. John is a drunk, but he goes with Inman. However, they are caught by the Home Guard, a group of men who try to find deserters and round them up. They are put in chains with a bunch of other people and are forced to march for a few days. However, the Home Guard gets tired of moving them and decides to shoot them all. Inman manages to not get hit and soon breaks free.

At home, Ada is living with her father. Her father dies soon after Inman leaves and soon the farmhouse and the farm breaks down and looks bad. A woman named Ruby comes and teaches Ada how to work and fix the farmhouse up. They soon become good friends. One day, Ruby's father comes to the farm. He had left his wife and the children before, and Ruby slaps him because of it but she lets him in. He can play an instrument.


  1. "Cold Mountain (2003)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 2010-10-18.

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