In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.

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  1. Anthony Minghella

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Charles Frazier


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jude Law

    Jude Law


  2. Nicole Kidman

    Nicole Kidman

    Ada Monroe

  3. Renée Zellweger

    Renée Zellweger

    Ruby Thewes

  4. Eileen Atkins

    Eileen Atkins


  5. Brendan Gleeson

    Brendan Gleeson

    Stobrod Thewes

  6. Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Reverend Veasey

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 34m

Budget $79,000,000.00

Revenue $173,013,509.00

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Release Information

  • December 24, 2003
    R, Theatrical



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