North Country (2005)
IMDb Rating 7.1
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Charlize Theron Josey Aimes
Elle Peterson Karen Aimes
Thomas Curtis Sammy Aimes
Frances McDormand Glory
Sean Bean Kyle
Woody Harrelson Bill White
Jeremy Renner Bobby Sharp
Richard Jenkins Hank Aimes
Sissy Spacek Alice Aimes
James Cada Don Pearson
Jillian Armenante
Linda Emond
Brad Henke
A sterling cast and vivid direction give North Country an emotional heft to match its political convictions. Charlize Theron (Monster) plays Josey Aimes, who goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage; the male miners, resentful of women taking jobs, verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. North Country, directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider), makes the women's experience palpable for the audience without overdoing it. But the lawsuit is only part of the movie; the gut impact of North Country comes from the devastating effect the lawsuit has on Josey's family, friends, and coworkers--thanks to an incredible ensemble cast that includes Sissy Spacek (In the Bedroom), Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings), Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under), Woody Harrelson (The People vs. Larry Flynt), and the always powerful Frances McDormand (Fargo, Mississippi Burning). The courtroom histrionics don't always ring true, but the family conflict is riveting and deeply moving. Based on the book Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Niki Caro
Producer Nana Greenwald; Jeff Skoll; Nick Wechsler
Writer Michael Seitzman; Clara Bingham
Studio Warner Bros.
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 123 mins
Movie Release Date 10/21/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 588
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/3/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 012569593404
Release Date 2/21/2006
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Deleted Scenes
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