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Release Date: November 25th, 2016

DVD Release Date: April 11th, 2017

PG-13|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Abhishek Bharate, Divian Ladwa, Priyanka Bose, Deepti Naval

Director: Garth Davis

Genres: Biography, Drama

Production Co: See-Saw Films, Aquarius Films, Sunstar Entertainment

Distributors: Weinstein Co., Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Family, Sacrifice, House, 1980s, Wife, Husband, Gripping, Emotional, Girlfriend, Quest, 2010s, Intense

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Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)