Based on E. Annie Proulxs condensed novella, Ang Lee directs an epic love story that begins with Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist's meeting in Wyoming's mountains. The year is 1963, and the young men are looking for a summer job as guardians of a flock of sheep. It becomes an erotic encounter which grows into a lifelong complex relationship. Afraid of their mutual desire, they each form a family life in different places, but meet sporadically on "fishing trips". The film won three Academy Awards and four Golden Globe in 2006.