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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

6.8
33,124
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Original title
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Year
Running time
93 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (Poem: Homero)
Music
T-Bone Burnett
Cinematography
Roger Deakins
Cast
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Producer
Touchstone Pictures / Universal Pictures / Studiocanal / Working Title Films
Genre
Comedy. Adventure | Crime. 1930s. Road Movie. The Great Depression
Movie Groups
Homer Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
Loosely based on Homer's 'Odyssey' the movie deals with the grotesque adventures of Everett Ulysses McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everetts home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters. Among them sirens, a cyclops, bankrobber George 'Babyface' Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning Governor, his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet, who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find."
Awards
2000: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography
2000: Golden Globe: Best Actor Comedy or Musical (George Clooney). 2 Nominations
2000: 5 Nominations BAFTA, including Best Costume Design, Cinematography and Screenplay
2000: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
2000: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 3 Nominations, including Best Cinematography
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