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A Scanner Darkly

Rated R for drug and sexual content, language and a brief violent image.

R In Theaters 07/7/2006 , 100min.
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Plot & Details

The war on drugs has been lost, and when a reluctant undercover cop is ordered to spy on those he is closest to, the toll that the mission takes on his sanity is too great to comprehend in director Richard Linklater's rotoscoped take on Philip K. Dick's classic novel. With stratospheric concern over national security prompting paranoid government officials to begin spying on citizens, trust is a luxury and everyone is a suspected criminal until proven otherwise. Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) is a narcotics officer who is issued an order to spy on his friends and report back to headquarters. In addition to being a cop, though, Arctor is also an addict. His drug of choice is a ubiquitous street drug called Substance D, a drug known well for producing split personalities in its users.

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Austin Film Critics Austin Film Award Richard Linklater Won

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

New York Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 New York Film Critics Society Best Animated Feature (Runner-up) Won

Online Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Online Film Critics Association Best Animated Feature Won

Rome International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Rome International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Toronto Film Critics Association Best Animated Feature Nominated

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