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Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" won the Palme d'Or at the 2004 Festival de Cannes. The documentary, a powerful indictment of the Bush administration, wowed festival-goers here in Cannes this week, drawing a 20-minute standing ovation at its debut screening on Monday. When jury president Quentin Tarantino declared Moore the winner here tonight, the audience erupted into another extended standing ovation as the filmmaker embraced his wife and Miramax chief Harvey Weinstein, who financed the movie. The film remains without distribution in the United States, Moore said after the ceremony, following Disney's decision to stop its Miramax division from releasing the movie in America.

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