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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or
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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or | 2003
2003

What should have won: Dogville

What actually won: Elephant

This was a pretty strong year at Cannes, but almost everyone was surprised when Gus Van Sant's Elephant beat more heavily favoured contenders like Mystic River and Dogville. Van Sant's Columbine massacre-inspired film might have started people talking, but it's low key to the point of stasis and an intensely frustrating watch. You'll find few people who have actively sought it out since - whereas Eastwood's Mystic River, for example, went on to Oscar glory.

 

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Surely LA Confidental would have been a much worthier winner than either The Eel or Taste of Cherry?? More

Posted by MartinK75 on Saturday May 18, 2013, 12:44

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Doctor Zhivago didnt win because Sophia Loren was married to its producer Carlo Ponti. Trying doing some research instead of thinking you know everything. More

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