O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Directed by Joel Coen

Welcome to the wonderful, weird world of the Coen brothers, where THE WIZARD OF OZ meets Preston Sturges and the Ku Klux Klan and the whole thing is billed as ‘based on The Odyssey by Homer’. The title and inspiration come from Sturges’ SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS with a nod to those other Brothers – the Warners. In the Depression-era deep South, three men escape from a chain gang. Their self-appointed, pomade-addicted leader (Clooney doing Clark Gable) escorts them across country in search of stolen loot he’s squirreled away. Along the road the trio encounters sirens, a Cyclops, and ‘Penny’ – and become bluegrass stars into the bargain. O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? mixes comedy with musical, classic with chaos – all with the Coens’ wit and stylish visuals and set to a soundtrack by T-Bone Burnett. “This project’s been in the works for 3,000 years, ever since Homer started yapping about it.” Joel Coen

106 minutes

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