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30 July 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: YouTube

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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.


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BEAUTIFUL trailer!!!! Looks funny, deep and somehow melancholic... Just about the right stuff for fans of the self-discovery subgenre (just like me :D )... sounds a little bit like American Beauty to me and THAT makes me even more anticipatory!!! More

Posted by CharlesBronson at 08:46 on 04 August 2009 | Report This Post

Larry reminds me slightly of William H. Macy's character in Fargo ... sort of ... I love the Coen bros and am rather excited for this! More

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See Hollywood, you can actually make comedy trailers that don't show every funny joke and 90% of the plot. All hail the Coen-brothers. More

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has coen brothers written all over it :D More

Posted by **preet** at 15:45 on 30 July 2009 | Report This Post

I love it.
This trailer is wonderful. It gives away suitably little, and yet at the same time it feels like it may be successfully summing up a fair amount of the themes/atmosphere with the looping sounds and images giving the impression of a sad life, trapped in a never-ending cycle, desperate for help. And it all builds up to that great punchline exchange. It could almost be presented itself as a short film. I was beginning to worry that the Coen's may be getting over prolific following their "No More

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