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“Wind River” is a crime thriller film written and directed by . The story is set in the remote Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, where a young Native American woman is found dead in the snow. An FBI agent, Jane Banner, is sent to investigate the case, and she teams up with a local game tracker, Cory Lambert, to unravel the mystery behind the woman's death. As they delve deeper into the investigation, they uncover a web of violence and corruption that threatens to engulf them both.


“Wind River” is a gripping and atmospheric thriller that offers a stark portrayal of life on a Native American reservation. The film's direction by is confident and assured, and the performances by the cast, including and , are excellent. The movie's cinematography is also noteworthy, capturing the stunning and harsh beauty of the Wyoming landscape. The film's themes of grief, loss, and justice are handled with sensitivity and depth, and the story builds to a tense and satisfying conclusion.


“Wind River” received numerous award nominations, including several for 's performance, and won several awards, including the Un Certain Regard Prize for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival.


“Wind River” was a critical and commercial success upon its release in 2017, garnering praise for its powerful performances, gripping story, and stunning visuals. The movie's exploration of the harsh realities of life on a reservation struck a chord with audiences, and it has since gained a loyal following. The film's themes of justice and redemption continue to resonate with viewers, making “Wind River” a standout thriller that will continue to be celebrated for years to come.

Directed by
Produced by Matthew George Basil Iwanyk Peter Berg Wayne L. Rogers Elizabeth A. Bell
Written by
Starring , ,
Music by Nick Cave Warren Ellis
Cinematography Ben Richardson
Edited by Gary D. Roach
Acacia Entertainment Savvy Media Holdings Thunder Road Pictures Film 44
Distributed by The Weinstein Company
Release date January 21, 2017 (Sundance) August 4, 2017 (United States) August 30, 2017 (France) September 8, 2017 (United Kingdom)
Running time 107 minutes
Country France United Kingdom United States
Budget $11 million
Box office $45 million

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