August 3, 2009
New Coen Brothers movie trailer: ‘The rabbi is busy!’
The Coen Brothers have explored dark, strange territory in their films before, but never in such an overtly Jewish context. Their newest film, “A Serious Man” is a deeper prod into their heritage, a closer look at the community and customs that made for good jokes in The Big Lebowski. In ‘Serious,’ a scorned Jewish man falls pray to complete family dysfunction and a hostile professional sabotage that threatens to derail his carefully measured life. Naturally, the protagonist seeks the advice of wise sages—the rabbis—who (at least by the looks of the trailer) aren’t altogether interested in his problems.
Patrick Goldstein from the L.A. Times gives the trailer two thumbs up. “What the trailer offers us is an unsettling, yet somehow irresistibly mesmerizing tone—something is amiss here, something that will unfold in a surprising, yet disturbing Coen brothers fashion.” Goldstein says he’s psyched “to be first in line” when the film is released in theaters in October.
Here’s the summary from imdb.com:
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