When Josey Aimes (Academy Award® Winner Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines.
The mines provide livelihood that has sustained a community for generations. Its an industry long dominated by men, in a place unaccustomed to change. Encouraged by her old friend Glory (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand), one of the few female miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging.
Times are tough. The last thing the miners want is women competing for scarce jobs - women who, in their estimation, have no business driving trucks and hauling rock anyway. If these newcomers want to work the mines theyll have to do it on the terms set by the veteran workforce and it wont be easy. Take it or leave it. Through these struggles Josey will find the courage to stand up for what she believes in - even if that means standing alone.
CAST: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins and Jeremy Renner
DIRECTOR: Nikki Caro
RUNNING TIME: 126 mins
RATED: MA 15+ Strong sexual references, Strong coarse language, Infrequent violence
In Cinemas 2nd February 2006