Big screen classics

No Country for Old Men

+ intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-Large

The Coens’ dark but dazzlingly brilliant film is a tale of greed, cruelty and deadly violence.

Image from No Country for Old Men + intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-Large

USA 2007
Dirs Joel and Ethan Coen
With Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Kelly Macdonald, Woody Harrelson
122min
Digital 4K
Certificate 15

When a hunter takes the loot he finds at the site of a murderous drugs exchange in the Texan desert, both the local sheriff and a ruthless hitman start looking for him. The Coens’ largely faithful adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel is one of their darkest movies, a corrosive, utterly compelling study of human avarice, cruelty and – here and there – saddened compassion.

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