Five-time Oscar-winning drama about Lester Burnham, who lives in a white picket fence house in suburbia, United States with his perfect wife and teenage daughter. Lester is depressed, is passing through a midlife crisis and hates his job, and privately his wife is unable to give him any warmth. But when his insecure daughter brings home a new friend, Lester falls under the spell of this blonde beauty. And for the neighbour and his son, life is also more complex than you might think at first glance.

Title: American Beauty
Year: 1999
Duration : 2 hours, 2 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2014


NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.