• Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

“The Road” is a 2009 post-apocalyptic drama film directed by and based on the novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy. The film follows the story of a man and his young son who journey through a barren, ash-covered landscape in search of safety and survival after a catastrophic event has wiped out most of civilization. As they struggle to find food, water, and shelter, they must also face the constant threat of danger from other survivors who have turned to cannibalism.


“The Road” is a bleak and harrowing film that offers a haunting portrayal of a world devastated by an unknown disaster. delivers a powerful performance as the father, conveying the character's fierce determination to protect his son in the face of unimaginable adversity. The film is beautifully shot, with a desolate, washed-out color palette that adds to the overall sense of hopelessness and despair. While the film can be difficult to watch at times, it offers a poignant exploration of the human spirit and the lengths people will go to in order to survive.


“The Road” received several award nominations, including:

  • Academy Awards – Best Adapted Screenplay (Nomination)
  • BAFTA Awards – Best Cinematography (Nomination)
  • Satellite Awards – Best Adapted Screenplay (Nomination), Best Art Direction and Production Design (Nomination)
Directed by
Produced by Nick Wechsler
Steve Schwartz
Paula Mae Schwartz
Screenplay by Joe Penhall
Based on The Road
by Cormac McCarthy
Starring , , , , , , ,
Music by Nick Cave Warren Ellis
Cinematography Javier Aguirresarobe
Edited by Jon Gregory
2929 Productions
Distributed by Dimension Films
Release date September 3, 2009 (VIFF) September 13, 2009 (TIFF) November 25, 2009 (United States)
Running time 111 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million
Box office $27.6 million

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