Man Who Wasnt There

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1949, Santa Rosa, California. A laconic, chain-smoking barber with fallen arches tells a story of a man trying to escape a humdrum life. It's a tale of suspected adultery, blackmail, foul play, death, Sacramento city slickers, racial slurs, invented war heroics, shaved legs, a gamine piano player, aliens, and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. Ed Crane cuts hair in his in-law's shop; his wife drinks and may be having an affair with her boss, Big Dave, who has $10,000 to invest in a second department store. Ed gets wind of a chance make money in dry cleaning. Blackmail and investment are his opportunity to be more than a man no one notices. Settle in the chair and listen.


Studio Usa
SKU 40165051
UPC 696306031925
UPC 14 00696306031925
Format DVD
Release Date 4/16/2002
Rating Rating
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Name Billy Bob Thornton
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Name Frances McDormand
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Name James Gandolfini
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Name Joel Coen
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Name Joe Coen
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Cast & Crew
Billy Bob Thornton - Actor
Frances McDormand - Actor
Francis McDormand - Actor
James Gandolfini - Actor
Jon Polito - Actor
Katherine Boorowitz - Actor
Michael Badalucco - Actor
Scarlett Johansson - Actor
Tony Shaloub - Actor
Robert Graf - Associate Producer
John Cameron - Co-Producer
Mary Zophres - Costume Designer
Joel Coen - Director
Roger Deakins - Director of Photography
Tim Bevan - Executive Producer
Eric Fellner - Executive Producer
Tricia Cooke - Film Editor
Roderick Jaynes - Film Editor
Carter Burwell - Musical Score
Ethan Coen - Producer
Dennis Glassner - Production Designer
Ethan Coen - Writer
Joel Coen - Writer
Joel & Ethan Coen - Writers
AFI Award (2002) Roger Deakins, Winner, AFI Cenematographer Of The Year,Billy Bob Thornton, Nominee, AFI Actor Of The Year--Movies,Tony Shaloub, Nominee, AFI Featured Male Actor Of The Year--Movies
Oscar (2002) Roger Deakins, Nominee, Best Cinematography
British Academy Awards (2002) Roger Deakins, Nominee, Best Cinematography
Cannes Film Festival (2001) Joel Coen, Winner, Best Director,Joel Coen, Nominee, Golden Palm
Golden Globe (2002) Billy Bob Thornton, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Drama,Ethan & Joel Coen, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Screenplay
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review ...shot in black-and-white so elegantly, it reminds us of a 1940s station wagon--chrome, wood, leather and steel all burnished to a contented glow. Its star performance by Billy Bob Thornton is a study in sad-eyed, mournful chain-smoking, the portrait of a man so trapped by life he wants to scream. The plot is one of those film noir twisters made of gin and adultery, where the right man is convicted of the wrong crime. The look, feel and ingenuity of this film are so lovingly modulated you wonder if anyone else could have done it better than the Coens.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, Dubbed & Subtitled, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Nev Pierce, BBCi A unique, peculiar, riveting experience... one of the best films of the year.
Joel Siegel, Good Morning America The Coens' Best Film.
Ebert & Roeper Two thumbs up!
Desson Howe, Washington Post Thornton...steals (the movie) with the assured subtlety of a pickpocket.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune Hellishly Funny! Brilliantly Written!
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper The Man Wasn't There Is One Of The Best Films Yet From The Coen Brothers"
Ebert & Roeper And The Movies Two thumbs up!
CNN A beautifully executed film.
J. Hoberman, The Village Voice An exquisitely monochromatic tale of adultery, blackmail, and murder under the California sun...

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