There's a new trailer online for A Serious Man, the latest film from those only semi-serious filmmakers, Joel and Ethan Coen. And it's not like your normal trailer, looping sound and dialogue to give the impression that DJ Shadow cut it together. We expect the dance remix any minute.
The film's set in 1967 and tells the story of Larry Gopnik (MIchael Stuhlbarg), a Jewish academic who's up for tenure and facing a series of personal crises. His wife (Sari Wagner Lennick) wants a divorce so she can marry his colleague (Fred Melamed); his brother (Richard Kind) is living on his sofa and his children are stealing from him. He looks for advice from three different rabbis, but doesn't get exactly what he's looking for.
A Serious Man is out on November 20 here, on the same day as Soderbergh's The Informant!, making it a very good week for fans of indie filmmakers.