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The Man Who Wasn't There

USA, Großbritannien, 2001
Krimi, Drama

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Der schweigsame Barbier Ed Crane hadert mit der Monotonie seines Lebens. Als ein Kunde ihm anbietet, mit 10.000 Dollar Geschäftspartner seines florierenden Unternehmens zu werden, wittert Ed eine Chance, sein Leben zu ändern.

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The Man Who Wasn't There Regie Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
It’s another of the Coens’ grimly self-aware films about a man repeatedly beaten down by what appears to be a universe with a very twisted sense of humor. It could all get very depressing very quickly, but the expressive filmmaking — the stirring music, the gorgeous black-and-white cinematography, the generous characterizations, and the gentle bursts of humor — renders it sublime.
February 05, 2016
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James Gandolfini doesn’t even make it past the 30-minute mark in The Man Who Wasn’t There, yet in every respect, he looms large over Joel and Ethan Coen’s unsung masterpiece. A black-and-white homage to film noir that revels in its self-conscious adoration of the genre, the Coens’ film is a methodical, meticulous tribute.
June 27, 2013
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Unlike most of the films in the Coens’ oeuvre, The Man Who Wasn’t There is neither screwball nor relentlessly grim. It is instead their most subtly engrossing film, advanced as it is by a deepening sense of the lost soul that Ed so fundamentally is.
November 16, 2010
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