Affliction

Dir. Paul Schrader

USA 1997 | Colour | 113 mins | Cert 15

Cast: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek

Nick Nolte is excellent as Wade Whitehouse, sheriff of a small and dreary New Hampshire town. Divorced with an eight-year-old daughter who wants as little to do with him as possible, with a bullying father (a grizzled James Coburn) and a worsening drink problem, Wade's life has never amounted to much. But when a fatal hunting accident occurs, Wade sees this as his chance to play an important role in uncovering a murder.

Available on: DVD

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