Fargo (1996)

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Feature Film | Crime Comedy-Drama | USA/UK | English | 1h38m
Dir: Joel Coen | Scr: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen | Ph: Roger Deakins | Prod: Ethan Coen | Mus: Carter Burwell | Ed: Roderick Jaynes | PD: Rick Heinrichs | AD: Thomas P. Wilkins | Snd: Skip Lievsay | Cast: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Harve Presnell, John Carroll Lynch, Kristin Rudrüd, Tony Denman, Steven Reevis, Larry Brandenburg, Bruce Bohne, Steve Park

A Minnesotan car salesman, in desperate need of quick money, arranges to have a pair of goons kidnap his wife in order to extract a million dollars from his wealthy-but-miserly father-in-law. However, things quickly begin to go wrong when his hired thugs start to accumulate bodies and, subsequently, the attention of a heavily pregnant small town police chief, whose simple, loving home life couldn’t possibly be further from the empty, greed-driven lives of those that she seeks to bring to justice. Beautifully paced, immaculately crafted, and consummately performed, the Coens’ insightful, hilarious, and often strangely moving black comedy-cum-morality tale is perhaps the finest film of its type.