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Fay Grim

Rated R for language and some sexuality.

R In Theaters 05/18/2007 , 118min.
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Plot & Details

A single mother from Queens becomes unwittingly embroiled in international espionage in director Hal Hartley's sequel to the critically acclaimed Henry Fool. Fay Grim (Parker Posey) is determined to raise her 14-year-old son, Ned (Liam Aiken), so he won't be like his father, Henry (Thomas Jay Ryan), who disappeared seven years ago after accidentally murdering a vicious neighbor. As Fay's brother, Simon (James Urbaniak), serves time in a prison cell for aiding Henry in his daring escape, he gradually begins to suspect that the man who inspired him to take up writing in the first place is not the louse he appeared to be, but instead the keeper of some potentially explosive government secrets that, if made public, could prove quite dangerous. As Simon begins to explore the possibility that Henry's autobiography, "Confessions," contains coded references to a wide variety of international atrocities committed by governments around the world, the CIA contacts Fay to inform her that her husband was killed in a hotel fire in Sweden shortly after fleeing America, and that the French government is currently in possession of two notebooks containing drafts of "Confessions." Convinced that the notebooks contain information that could endanger the security of the United States, CIA agent Fulbright (Jeff Goldblum) convinces Fay to travel to Paris and retrieve Henry's property before the information falls into the wrong hands. Now trapped in the middle of a cross-continental con and thrust deep into the world of international espionage, Fay is about to find out that her ex-husband is not only still alive, but in more trouble than he could ever imagine.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

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

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Newport Beach International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Newport Beach International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

San Francisco International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 San Francisco International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

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

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