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23,338 Ratings


Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
United States, 1996
Crime, Thriller, Comedy


Set against the windswept tundra of Minnesota, a car salesman plans to wipe out his personal debts by hiring a pair of colorful crooks to kidnap his wife and have her wealthy father pay the ransom. The haphazard scheme turns sour during a routine pull-over that leaves three dead bodies in its wake.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1996 | Winner: Best Director

Academy Awards

1997 | 2 wins including: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

1997 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture

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