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In the Valley of Elah

Indies in the Awards Mix

Coin: Finance mix came from producers Samuels Media, Nala Films and Summit Entertainment, which also handled foreign sales. Warner Independent Pictures handled domestic release.

Buzz: Despite lukewarm B.O., Paul Haggis’ first directorial effort since his Oscar- winning “Crash” is considered one of the best entries among a spate of Iraq war-related fare to hit theaters this year — thanks largely to its nuanced and thriller-like tone. Tommy Lee Jones has been talked up for actor kudo consideration ever since the film bowed in early fall.

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