Posts Tagged ‘Ethan Coen’

Coen BrothersThe Brothers are back! what a joy! Aha..we just love them. Name any film of theirs and we bet, we can  watch it one more time. And give us Miller’s Crossing some million times, we still would not get bored.

The first trailer of A Serious Man is out. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. This one looks like Coen Brothers’ version of Synecdoche, New York. Dark, funny, insane. And how often a film’s trailer is cut on the sound of a man’s head being slammed across a wall. We are loving it!

And here is the synopsis of the film, according to Slashfilm…

A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and “F-Troop” is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry.

While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man?