#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 1949, Santa Rosa, California. A laconic, chain-smoking barber with fallen arches tells a story of a man trying to escape a humdrum life. It’s a tale of suspected adultery, blackmail, foul play, death, Sacramento city slickers, racial slurs, invented war heroics, shaved legs, a gamine piano player, aliens, and Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. Ed Crane cuts hair in his in-law’s shop; his wife drinks and may be having an affair with her boss, Big Dave, who has $10,000 to invest in a second department store. Ed gets wind of a chance to make money in dry cleaning. Blackmail and investment are his opportunity to be more than a man no one notices. Settle in the chair and listen.
Plot: A tale of murder, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris’ infidelity and a mysterious opportunity presents him with a chance to change it.
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since i have seen my first coen-brothers movie, i think, it was Fargo, i’m a great fan of these film-makers.
i can’t remember how often i watched this movie, because every time i get fascinated by the interesting story and the excellent characters. the slowness of the movie is fascinating. in spite of the slowness i never felt bored. the whole time i’m watching and thinking of the misery ed crane stepped into.
the next highlight is the great soundtrack. Beethoven was and is the greatest composer ever. and the songs of carter burwell are awesome, not only in this movie, in every movie of the coen-brothers.
i recently read in a comment on this movie, that someone could not imagine that somebody around the age of 25 votes high for this movie. I’m 21 and there was nothing that disturbed me.
without doubt the man who wasn’t there is one of my favorite movies.
A beautifully shot “Film Noir” in black and white but with colorful characters
The 2002 Cohen brothers film is a delight. “The Man Who Wasn’t There” combines everything I like in the Coen brother’s unique way of telling a story. From the comic of the situation witnessed in the famous “O Brother Where Art Though” (2000) to the originality of the scenario seen in “Barton Fink” (1991), not to mention the singularity of the characters and their lack of control over the situation in the excellent “Fargo” (1996), all those “hints” have been gathered to built this well thought story. Joel and Ethan directed and wrote this picture about a bored and boring chain-smoking barber admirably played by Billy Bob Thornton (best role for this under-rated actor)who blackmails his wife’s boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning. As you sense the plan goes terribly wrong. I believe this story is a pretext to show us how little is our grip on the reality of our lives. And to demonstrate how justice easily becomes a comico-pathetic masquarade when given by men. On the contrary true Justice eventually lies in the wrinkles of men’s destiny. As a conclusion you are better off expecting a landing of an alien spaceship than a fair and clear trial in a court of law. Whether we agree or not to this demonstration, it does not take away the pleasure of watching these terrific actors putting into play the original and dark scenario of the two brothers. Billy Bob Thornton is a master portraying to perfection Ed Crane (the laconic barber). Since Dead Man (1995) I don’t recall a lot of movies where directors have capitalized on his enormous talent. Frances McDormand (Doris Crane) is as usual fantastic. We remember her in Wonder Boys (2000) and of course as the sheriff in Fargo (1996). Here she plays wonderfully the barber’s wife going from bitterness to sorrow. Some characters can be seen as “cliche” like Freddy Riedenschneider the lawyer played by the good Tony Shalhoub, however they are all enjoyable to watch: James Gandolfini is terrific as “Big Dave” and Jon Polito very colorful as Creighton Tolliver, not to forget the very talkative and sincere Michael Badalucco as Franck Raffo or the great job done by Scarlett Johansson in the role of Rachael ‘Birdy’ Abundas the not very straight and quiet adolescent you would expect. The Black and White picture is more an artistic exploration from the Coen brothers and I don’t think has anything to do with the chosen period (late 40’s). However the black and white picture is very well shot by Roger Deakins and impose tremendously well Billy Bob Thornton’s character and therefore never becomes a burden for the audience. “The Man Who Wasn’t There” does not belong to any genre in particular. The Movie is made of a myriads of genres and characters that the Coen brothers have managed to master throughout their career of story tellers. The movie is a “film Noir” but not only, it is a dark comedy but not only, it is a light thriller but not only, it is shot in black and white but still have colorful characters, it tells a simple story of a laconic barber but there is more to it, eventually Justice will prevail but not the way we think it will. In the end it is a unique movie and in times where everything seems to look the same this movie becomes a true jewel.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (Spain)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini
Country USA, UK
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 42 nominations.
Production Company Paramount
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,178 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 320T 5277)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak 2302, Vision Premier 2393)