The Coen brothers are responsible for many classics. However, the directors outdid themselves with this brutal masterpiece, now on TV.
Joel and Ethan Coen have a style all their own. Curious characters, wacky humor and a penchant for brutality cannot be denied to the two brothers. Whether it’s the black humor crime thriller “Fargo”, the celebrated debut “Blood Simple” or the wacky comedy “The Big Lebowski”: Your films are a firework of creative ideas that every fan should see at least once. When counting her best works, the rampant killer western “No Country For Old Men”, which her on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 10:35 p.m. on ZDFneo you can see, definitely not missing. Based on the novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy, the Coens pulled out all the stops to create a modern classic that won four awards at the 2008 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
The Coen brothers undoubtedly deserved the award in this case. But if you’ve always wondered how the best film of the year is chosen, our video will give you the answers.
What is No Country For Old Men about?
Vietnam veteran Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) accidentally stumbles upon a violent bloodbath in the backwaters of Texas. What obviously ended badly for those involved turns out to be a small moment of happiness for him: he finds a suitcase full of money nearby, which he takes with him. But the joy is short-lived, because the merciless professional killer Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) has long since taken up the pursuit and is anything but happy that Moss ran away with the money. Known for his cruel killing methods, Chigurh wants his money before he gets revenge. Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), who takes on the case, has little chance of doing justice to the law in this bloody chaos.
What does the ending of “No Country For Old Men” mean?
Although Joel and Ethan Coen enrich their films with crazy ideas and blatant twists, they also rely on depth and ambiguous scenes. These often represent socially critical themes that are hidden behind abstract scenarios. “No Country For Old Men” is one of these representatives, the ending of which creates a need for discussion and offers room for interpretation. Sheriff Bell’s dreams play an important role in this, which requires special attention. If you haven’t seen the western yet, you should form your own opinion first before all the details are revealed in our explanations. For all Coen fans who want to refresh their memories, the click is already worthwhile.
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