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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Brokeback Mountain
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway

In the early 1960s two cowboys fall in love while working on the mountains. The men return to their respective lives, get married and have children but can never get over (or even fully comprehend) that brief moment of pure bliss. This heartbreaking love story is based on E. Annie Proulx's short story and the Oscar winning Ang Lee directs it masterfully. The lead performances are superb; Gyllenhaal and Ledger convey emotions that cannot be put into words with their body language and demeanour. Further Academy Awards for best adapted screenplay (Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana) and Gustavo Santaolalla's score.