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The Man Who Wasn't There

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Original title
The Man Who Wasn't There
Running time
116 min.
United States United States
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Carter Burwell
Roger Deakins (B&W)
USA Films
Drama. Film noir | Black Comedy. 1940s. Crime. Neo-noir
Synopsis / Plot
In the summer of 1949, Ed Crane (Billy Bob Thornton), the local barber in a small northern California town, is dissatisfied with his life. In the hopes of turning his life around, he decides to use his wife's (Frances McDormand) infidelity in a blackmailing scheme. As his plan unravels, however, dark secrets are uncovered, leading to murder.
2001: Nominated for Oscar: Best Cinematography
2001: Golden Globes Awards: 3 Nominations: Movie Drama, Actor Drama, Screenplay
2001: Cannes Film Festival: Best Director. Nominated for Palme d´Or (Golden Palm)
2001: BAFTA Awards: Best Cinematography
2001: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture
2001: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film
2001: National Board of Review (NBR): Best Actor (Billy Bob Thornton)
2001: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Screenplay
2001: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography
2001: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 Movies of the Year
2001: 2 nominations Critics' Choice Awards: Best Picture, Screenplay
2001: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2001: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nom., incl. Best Supporting Actor (Shalhoub)
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