Fargo

Fargo

Synopsis

Car salesman Jerry Lundegaard hires low-lifes Carl and Gaear to kidnap his wife, hoping that her wealthy father will pay a ransom from which Jerry can cream a share. The abduction goes according to plan, but the kidnappers commit three murders as they drive by night through the snowy Minnesota wastes. Police chief Marge Gunderson, a slow-talkin', smart-thinkin', pregnant housewife, investigates. Joel and Ethan Coen's beguiling film is both very funny and, finally, very moving. Performed to perfection by an imaginatively assembled cast, it displays the customary Coen virtues, at the same time providing a robust emotional core unaffected by the taint of mere technical virtuosity.

Technical Specs

Director: Ethan Coen | Joel Coen
Year: 1996
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 94 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: 18