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Spotlight 2015 15

129 mins USA Director. Thomas McCarthy

The Best Picture winner at the 2016 Oscars is a searing and unforgettable account of the dogged determination of Boston Globe journalists as they strive to uncover allegations of child abuse within the Catholic Church.

Tom McCarthy’s (The Station Agent, Win Win) enthralling drama follows the painstaking efforts of the Spotlight unit, a small team of investigative journalists within the Globe that can spend years unravelling complex stories. The arrival of a new editor from outside Boston (Liev Schreiber) gives the team renewed impetus to tackle a story with explosive potential - particularly in a U.S. state where Catholicism is entrenched in every aspect of public life.

Featuring superb performances from a fine ensemble cast (including Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams), Spotlight makes a powerful case for the continuing importance of the profession of journalism. As such it has been compared to the 1976 classic All the President’s Men – a film which shares Spotlight’s riveting procedural rigour.

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Directed by

Thomas McCarthy

Featuring

Stanley Tucci

John Slattery

Liev Schreiber

Rachel McAdams

Michael Keaton

Mark Ruffalo

Genres

Drama

Collection

Best Films of 2016 Oscars - Best Picture Oscars - Technical Awards Oscars - Best Original Screenplay Oscars - Best Director Oscars - Best Supporting Role Best of BAFTA Closed Captions

Certificate

15 child sexual abuse references

Released

2015

Country

USA

Language

English

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