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Encyclopedia > North Country (film)
North Country
Directed by Niki Caro
Produced by Nana Greenwald
Written by Clara Bingham,
Laura Leedy,
Michael Seitzman
Starring Charlize Theron
Frances McDormand
Sissy Spacek
Sean Bean
Woody Harrelson
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) 21 October 2005 (USA)
Running time 126 min
Language English
Budget ~ US$35,000,000
IMDb profile

North Country is the name of an Academy Award-nominated film directed by Niki Caro and released in 2005. It stars Charlize Theron as a female worker at a mining company who is sexually harassed and leads a class-action lawsuit against her employer for failing to protect her and other female employees. Theron garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in the film. Frances McDormand, playing Theron's tough friend Glory, also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The film is based on the case Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co., brought by Lois Jenson, although Theron's character in the movie is named Josey Aimes (Many other characters in the movie are consolidations of several real-life individuals). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (525x775, 83 KB)North Country film poster This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in... Niki Caro (born 1967) is a film director and screenwriter who was born in Wellington, New Zealand. ... Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975) is an Academy Award winning South African actress and former fashion model. ... Frances McDormand (born June 23, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American film, stage, and television actress, best known for her role as Marge Gunderson in Fargo. ... Mary Elizabeth Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Sean Mark Bean (born 17 April 1959) is an English film and stage actor. ... Impromptu shot of Woody Harrelson in Eugene, Oregon, 2004 Woodrow Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961), better known as Woody Harrelson, is an American television and film actor. ... Warner Bros. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A minute is a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Niki Caro (born 1967) is a film director and screenwriter who was born in Wellington, New Zealand. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975) is an Academy Award winning South African actress and former fashion model. ... This article is about mineral extraction. ... Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. ... In law, a class action is an equitable procedural device used in litigation for determining the rights of and remedies, if any, for large numbers of people whose cases involve common questions of law and fact. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Frances McDormand (born June 23, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American film, stage, and television actress, best known for her role as Marge Gunderson in Fargo. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Lois E. Jenson v. ...


Principal photography on the film began in February 2005, and it was shot in northern Minnesota (including the towns of Eveleth), Minneapolis, and New Mexico. The film was inspired by the book Class Action by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler. Principal Photography refers to the phase of film production during which the movie is actually shot, as distinct from pre-production and post-production. ... February 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Pope John Paul II is taken to a hospital suffering from a serious case of influenza. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ...

  • Tagline: All she wanted was to make a living. Instead she made history.

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Plot

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.
Charlize Theron as Josey Aimes
Charlize Theron as Josey Aimes

Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) is a miner and the single mother of Sam and Karen. Image File history File links NorthCountryTheron. ... Image File history File links NorthCountryTheron. ... Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975) is an Academy Award winning South African actress and former fashion model. ...


The iron mine she is employed in used to have only male workers, but by the time the movie takes place in the late 1980s, by law, women have to be admitted too. However, both management and workers, including Josey's father, feel that women do not belong in these jobs. There is a shortage of jobs, and the men feel that due to the female workers, this shortage gets worse for men. This heap of iron ore pellets will be used in steel production. ...


Josey is aware of the problems, but applies for a job at the mine anyway, because it pays well, and she has to support her family. She is hired. It is hard and dirty work, using large, dirty machines. She can handle all of the hard work, but suffers from sexual harassment and bullying. She complains at various levels, but things get only worse. Finally she quits. Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. ... Bullying involves the tormenting of others through verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation. ...


She starts the first-ever class-action sexual harassment lawsuit, against her employer for failing to protect her and other female employees. First she does not succeed in finding coworkers joining the case: one is ill due to Lou Gehrig's disease, and the others are worried that things get worse if they complain. At a labor union meeting Josey's father supports her, after which many women are willing to step forward for class-action. Josey and the others win the lawsuit. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Motor neurone disease (MND) is a term used to cover a number of illnesses of the motor neurone: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), progressive bulbar palsy (PBP) and progressive lateral sclerosis (PLS). ...


During the application for class action, Josey's sexual history is explored in detail. The film reveals Sam was conceived when his mother was raped in high school by one of her teachers. Sam was angry at his mother that she lied to him about his father, and he was uncomfortable with rumors that she is promiscuous. Now the relationship between Josey and her son improves.

Spoilers end here.

US box office

North Country opened to 2,555 screens in Canada and the U.S and made 6,422,455 dollars in the film's opening weekend. As of January 8, 2006 the film has grossed 18.3 million dollars, but still there was some disappointment among the crew and studio because the film was expected to do better at the box office. The budget for the film was 35 million dollars. (North Country at Box Office Mojo) January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ...


Trivia

  • In the scene where Michelle Monaghan is trapped in the portable outhouse which is rocked and tipped over by her male co-workers, the supposed human waste was actually cow waste.
  • The lawsuit which inspired the film was settled in 1998, 14 years after it was first filed and over 20 years after the harassments began.
  • In addition to previously released recordings by Bob Dylan, as well as cover versions of Dylan songs, the soundtrack includes a new Dylan song, "Tell Ol' Bill", recorded in 2005.

Michelle Monaghan (born March 23, 1976, Winthrop, Iowa, USA) is an American actress. ... Outhouse near Crabapple Lake, USA, with chipboard walls, and a fiberglass ceiling This article refers to an outhouse, privy or kybo that is an old type of toilet in a small structure separate from the main building which does not have a flush or sewer attached. ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ...

See also

Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. ... In employment law, hostile environment sexual harassment refers to a situation where employees in a workplace are subject to a pattern of exposure to unwanted sexual behavior from persons other than an employees direct supervisor where supervisors or managers take no steps to discourage or discontinue such behavior. ... Meritor Savings Bank v. ... Oncale v. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • North Country at the Internet Movie Database
  • North Country at Rotten Tomatoes
  • Jenson Vs. Eveleth Mines and North Country the true story which is the basis for the film
  • Woody Harrelson interview for North Country

  Results from FactBites:
 
North Country (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (601 words)
North Country is the name of a film directed by Niki Caro and released in 2005.
Principal photography on the film began in February 2005, and it was shot in northern Minnesota (including the town of Eveleth), Minneapolis, and New Mexico.
As of January 8, 2006 the film has grossed 18.3 million dollars,but still there were some disapppointment among the crew and studio because the film was expected to do better at the Box Office.
BIGpedia - Georgia (country) - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (1995 words)
Georgia (Georgian: საქართველო Sakartvelo), known from 1991 to 1995 as the Republic of Georgia, is a country to the east of the Black Sea in the southern Caucasus.
A former republic of the Soviet Union, it shares borders with Russia in the north and Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan in the south.
Two Georgian Kingdoms of late antiquity, Iberia in the east of the country and Egrisi in the west, were among the first nations in the region to adopt Christianity (In 317 AD and 523 AD, respectively.) Iberia soon became a part of the Persian Empire.
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