North Country


North Country

Written by 
Michael Seitzman

Director Niki Caro
Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson, Sissy Spacek

Category    Law Issues,Women      


Warner Bros.



Language English
126 min

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The true story of one of America's first successful sexual harassment lawsuits comes to the screen in this hard-hitting drama. In the late '70s, Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) was a single mother after the unhappy breakup of her marriage, and she needed to find a way to support her children. Aimes returned to her hometown in Minnesota and followed the lead of her old friend Glory (Frances McDormand), who had bucked tradition and found a job in the iron mines that had long provided employment for much of the community. Aimes found honest labor and a living wage working the iron mines, but she also discovered she was working with men who were uncomfortable working with women (whose right to work in the mines had been mandated by law), and didn't care to show them much respect. However, as Aimes found herself the growing target of sexist jokes and behavior, she found that many of her female co-workers were reluctant to stand beside her, afraid of losing a good-paying job at a time when they were increasingly hard to find. But as a small crisis became a war of words, Aimes became the center of a nationwide controversy when she filed a sexual harassment suit against the mine owners which put her and her family in a position of scrutiny she never expected.


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