Affliction is a 1997 American neo-noir crime drama directed and written by Paul Schrader. Based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Russell Banks, the film stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, and Willem Dafoe.
Rolfe Whitehouse begins the film, announcing the story of his brother Wade's "strange criminal behavior" and subsequent disappearance.
|award||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|genre||crime drama mystery thriller|
|keywords||act alcoholic father bloody nose board of selectmen buy car chase conspiracy detach drink end even frozen to death halloween halloween night hunting accident hunting guide hypothermia kill land developer murder nothing obsess real man run away selectman ski resort suffer|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|productionCompany||Kingsgate Films Largo Entertainment Reisman Productions|
|publisher||Lions Gate Films Summit Entertainment|
|theme||independent mystery thriller neo-noir|