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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Michael Stuhlbarg
Richard Kind
Aaron Wolff
Fred Melamed
Directors
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Screenwriters
Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
Running Time
105 minutes

A Serious Man
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A Serious Man

Plot
The suburban Midwest, 1967. Larry Gopnik’s (Stuhlbarg) wife wants a divorce. Larry Gopnik’s son owes the school bully $20 for a bag of marijuana. Larry Gopnik’s brother, Albert (Kind), is sleeping on the sofa. And Larry Gopnik? He just wants to know how it all went wrong, and what he can do about it...


Verdict
Admirably low-key, deeply compelling and their warmest movie since Fargo.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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