Release Date: October 14, 2005
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Film Genre: Drama
Director: Niki Caro
Screenwriter: Michael Seitzman
Cast: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Jeremy
Renner, Brad Henke, Sissy Spacek, Woody Harrelson, Sean Bean,
Michelle Monaghan, Richard Jenkins
North Country stars Academy Award winners Charlize Theron (Monster),
Frances McDormand (Fargo) and Sissy Spacek (In the Bedroom) in
the inspiring story of a single mother who rallies her coworkers
to rise above the unfair treatment they face at a local mining
In the wake of a failed marriage, Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron)
returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota hoping to build
a better life for herself and her two children. Encouraged by
her friend Glory (Frances McDormand), one of the few female miners
in town, Josey takes a job at the mine.
She’s prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous
work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female
miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging.
Josey’s attempts to carve out a better future for her family
put her at odds with her children, her disapproving parents (Sissy
Spacek and Six Feet Under’s Richard Jenkins) and her community.
It is through this struggle that Josey finds the courage to stand
up for what she believes in – even if that means standing
alone. Ultimately, her journey takes her farther than she could
have ever imagined and inspires countless others to follow.
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