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Half Nelson is a american film of genre Drama directed by Anna Boden released in USA on 11 august 2006 with Ryan Gosling

Half Nelson (2007)

Half Nelson
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Released in USA 11 august 2006
Length 1h46
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OriginUSA
Genres Drama
Rating70% 3.54823.54823.54823.54823.5482

Half Nelson is a 2006 American drama film directed by Ryan Fleck, written by Fleck and Anna Boden. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps and Anthony Mackie. It was scored by Juno Award-winning Canadian band Broken Social Scene. Gosling received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in the film.

The story concerns an inner city middle-school teacher who forms a friendship with one of his students after she discovers that he has a drug habit. The film is based on a 19-minute film made by Boden and Fleck in 2004, titled Gowanus, Brooklyn. It premiered in competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It was released theatrically on August 11, 2006.

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Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a young middle-school history teacher at a Brooklyn school, with a teaching style that rejects the standard curriculum in favor of an approach based upon dialectics (specifically Engels' three laws of dialectics, though this is never referred to by name).

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