Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi
Duration: 98 mins
★★★★★ – Guardian
★★★★★ – The Times
The Coens’ deliciously black comedy thriller stars Willam H Macy as Jerry Lundegaard, a meek put-upon car salesman.
Desperate to make money, Jerry plots to have his wife kidnapped and split the ransom with the kidnappers – but they didn’t reckon on super-cop Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand), the heavily pregnant police chief of Brainerd.