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Joel Coen

The Man Who Wasn't There

116' - 2001 - Crime, Drama - Dialogue: Italian, French, English
Director: Joel Coen Composer: Carter Burwell With: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini, Jon Polito
Santa Rosa (California), 1949. Ed Crane is a gray-looking, closed-mouth barber working in a shop owned by his wife’s brother. He is utterly dissatisfied with his mundane life and sexually-barren marriage. Ed is emotionally numb, staring for hours at his customer’s hair and the walls of a shop that feels like a cage. Opportunity knocks when Ed realizes that his pretentious, upwardly mobile wife Doris is having an affair with her married employer, Big Dave, the well-to-do owner of a department store. When Creighton Tolliver, a stranger who appears out of the blue, offers the intriguing proposition of going into the rapidly growing dry-cleaning business as equal partners, Ed sees it as a salvation from his dreary life. All he needs is $ 10,000 … (Screen International)

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Credits

Director

Joel Coen

Composer

Carter Burwell

With

Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini, Jon Polito

Scenario

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Director of Photography

Roger Deakins

Editor

Roderick Jaynes, Tricia Cooke

Producer

Ethan Coen

More information

Dialogue

Italian, French, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

2001

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