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Chariots of Fire

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Year of participation 2017
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Chariots of Fire
Producer(s) David Puttnam
Director(s) Hugh Hudson
Script Colin Welland
Director of Photography David Watkin
Music by Vangelis
Sound Clive Winter
Edit Terry Rawlings
Production company(-ies) Allied Stars Ltd, Goldcrest Films, Enigma Productions, The Ladd Company
 

Synopsis

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart Sybil in his single-minded quest.

Awards
Best Supporting Artist - Ian Holm, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention, Cannes IFF, 1981; People's Choice Award, Toronto IFF, 1981; Academy Awards Oscar - Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Music, 1982; Golden Globe - Best Foreign Film, 1982; BAFTA Awards - Best Film, Best Supporting Artist - Ian Holm, Best Costume Design, 1982; Grammy - Best Pop Instrumental Performance, 1983

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