A Serious Man (DVD)

A Serious Man (DVD)

           A Serious Man (DVD)
               Genre: Comedy
               Marital crisis, professor, plastic surgery, 1960s, Rabbi, extortion
  In its latest strip Burn After Reading, the Coen brothers, a dubious CD-Rom used to branching story to get started. In its latest joint work A Serious Man, it is a Walkman confiscated, at least raises the voltage of the subplot. The story is set in an American suburb in the late sixties, is just as anonymous as the cast of this high-profile ensemble, which the Coens have masterfully in control. Just as the idiosyncratic view of history, is especially a pleasure when exposed analogies and contrasts the loose Done right from the start frame to poetic. How good that the 13 year old Danny Gopnik (Aaron Wolff) thanks to his walkman the corrosive Hebrew lessons with “Somebody to love” can secretly behind his open book drown. Until the orthodox teacher caught him here, and the high-tech device uses it, the camera remains funny in revealing the perspective of dudelnden from the ear music. Then, a meaningful key cut following the ear of the hypochondriacal, depressed father Larry (Michael Stuhlbarg). The doctor may, in its shell but found nothing and dismiss the professor back in his university life and the desperate life crisis. After a grueling seminar is a little later, the Korean Student Clive (David Kang) in his office. He asks Larry for a better grade, so he keeps his scholarship and not fall through. But Larry, who is on the verge of his tenure is not one on the wish of this oddity. “Actions always have consequences,” replied Larry the depressed student, almost sober and philosophical. “Yes, sir … most” Clive replied dryly, leaving an unnoticed envelope with money on his desk before he leaves the room and you do not know if he now runs amok or just taking life. Larry is a loss. And then he is in a painfully long interview with the head of the faculty indicated discreetly, he should not worry because of the tenure. No, not really. Or is it? After his heinous and homeless brother, an unrecognized genius, has now taken root on the couch for hours, empties the sebaceous cysts and Larry’s devious daughter so blocked the bathroom, Larry slowly loses the final nerves. And then also extends his bad-tempered wife, Judith (Sari Lennicke) a divorce, to elope with her new lover, the Wichtigteuer and pest Sy. Judith does Larry still seriously the proposal to move into the local motel “Jolly Roger”. Larry is at the end. The only bright spot furtive glances from the roof to stay in the adjoining garden, where the fries are permissive neighbor in the sun. His son Danny meanwhile, breaks open with its orthodox teachers to the revenue obtained Walkman back. All these actions have any further consequences delicious. Mostly. And, although most of this reach because of their unpredictability daredevil unbelievably funny: When anonymous letters denunciatory the university management, the desired transfer seems to tilt. Everything points to the Koreans. The visit to the rabbi, from which Larry himself had hoped for salvation turns out to be a flop, because this will – despite apparent inaction represented – by an incompetent junior rabbi. The now switched divorce lawyer costs a fortune, a car accident caused by him stemmed Larry to other vast sums and the new husband of his ex-wife, the cost of living, the funeral expenses he intended to take over yet. And in this already horrible existence Larry dreams into nightmares further that blend beautifully with what’s happening, because they appear merely as a digression within an already bitter dream. A Serious Man is created in addition to this search for meaning and a normal life of a people which came at the same time telling a graceful study of the absurdity of Judaism, not to annoy, without ostensibly to make fun of. On the contrary, one could say: The film takes its characters and its extremely seriously, so that one is inclined quickly, even outside of fiction quite natural to start from the (real) existence of these figures. An excellent character witness for credibility, but is based also on the faces and all, are rather unknown. The constantly create significant persistence of narrative, the style will consistently held out, the sometimes mischievous tone and leave unforgettable moments of reflection and the humor that you might see in a form so pure and brilliant, unfortunately, rare. The Coen’s latest coup is a real hit – I’m serious. (Malte Can)
  Title: A Serious Man (DVD) Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 98 (Min.) (# ) Published at: Universum Film format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, English EAN: 886 974 461 593 Tools : , featurettes, trailers and TV spots (dt & engl.), interviews, B-Roll, Making Of

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