I love this new Coen brothers film, I just love the Coen brothers period! They're one of the most original filmmakers working in Hollywood today, and it's always refreshing to watch their films.
"A Serious Man" will be honored at this coming Oscars. Michael Stuhlbarg, definitely, for Best Actor, and perhaps, Richard Kind for Best Supporting.
Here's my interview with Kind. We talked about:
The Yiddish intro, what does it mean?
How he landed the role?
Who auditioned for what role?
More info about the film from Yahoo:
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, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry's unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. 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. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. 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?
Also Known As:
The Serious Man
Production Status: Released
Logline: The Gopkins, a Midwestern Jewish family in 1967, struggle with their afflictions.
Genres: Comedy, Drama and Kids/Family
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Release Date: October 2nd, 2009 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence.
Working Title Films
U.S. Box Office: $799,002
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Produced in: United States
Starring: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Peter Breitmayer
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robert Graf (II)
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