Bernie

Bernie
Bernie

Year

2011

Duration

97 minutes

Genres

Comedy

Language

English

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Synopsis

In 1990, a Texas funeral director called Bernie Tiede began a relationship with one of his bereaved clients - a wealthy widow named Marge Nugent. Six years later, he shot her dead with a rifle. Tiede confessed to the murder, but claimed he was driven to it by Nugent's persistent abusive behaviour towards him. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. Director Richard Linklater followed the case and adapted the story into a subtle comedy, with Jack Black playing the killer.

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12 Classification

Contains one use of strong language.

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