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3.2
1,000 Ratings

A Prairie Home Companion

Directed by Robert Altman
United States, 2006
Comedy, Drama, Music

Synopsis

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America’s most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.

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A Prairie Home Companion Directed by Robert Altman

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2006 | Winner: Reader Jury of the Berliner Morgenpost

2012

Independent Spirit Awards

2007 | Nominee: Best Director

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2006 | Nominee: Best Supporting Performance

Critics reviews

The Devil’s Hands Are Idle Playthings" leaps from television to opera while A Prairie Home Companion mingles cinema with radio. Like his penultimate film The Company, Altman’s final work is a radiantly transparent allegory for filmmaking, just as Futurama signs off with an affectingly crude holophonor projection evocative of the earliest forms of animation. Both end on a bare stage, acknowledging the abyss while winking at it.
March 20, 2014
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