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His daughter is stealing from him to save up for a nose job, his pot-head son, who gets stoned at his own bar-mitzvah, only wants him round to fix the TV aerial and his useless brother Arthur is an unwelcome house guest.
But both Arthur and Larry get turfed out into a motel when Larry's wife Judy, who wants a divorce, moves her lover, Sy, into the house and even after Sy's death in a car crash they are still there.
With lawyers' bills mounting for his divorce, Arthur's criminal court appearances and a land feud with a neighbour Larry is tempted to take the bribe offered by a student to give him an illegal exam pass mark. And the rabbis he visits for advice only dole out platitudes. Still God moves in mysterious - and not always pleasant - ways, as Larry and his family will find out. Written by don minifie You may have to be a believer Jewish or Christian to like this film, although some secular at least middle-aged midwestern Jews and others may find it worthwhile for the period details.
It is a modern version of the book of Job, which--of course you remember--contains a prologue in which God and Satan bet on whether Job will remain faithful and Satan then strikes down Job's flocks, children, and health; a series of speeches by three comforters with Job's responses; a speech by Elihu who is unhappy with the advice of the three comforters; the Lord himself answering Job directly out of the whirlwind 'who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
The book and the film address what Christian, at least theologians call theodicy, or how bad things can happen in the world when God, who supposedly controls everything, is supposedly good. For nonbelievers if you have any interest in the subject , the best way to think of this is perhaps to ask yourself whether the universe the Creation is on balance a good thing 'and God saw that it was good'. If so, then perhaps we somehow have an obligation to live moral lives and as Jews and Christians think of it to follow God's law.
If not, then perhaps it's every man for himself and the Devil take the hindmost. The Coens' answer, if I understand it correctly, comes out of the whirlwind at the end in the voice of Grace Slick. I personally prefer God's original response with its paean to astrophysics and evolutionary biology--'Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Gave you wings and feathers unto the ostrich? Who leaves her eggs in the earth, and warms them in the dust, and forgets that the foot may crust them or that the wild best may break them But the Coens' very different answer, while oddly Christian in emphasis, is fully consistent with both the s zeitgeist and with the midwestern Jewish community that they have so meticulously recreated.
If you like this film, you really need to see it twice. But without giving anything away, if you see it once, be careful to pay attention to i the bribe that, like Schroedinger's cat, is alive and dead at the same time and ii the whirlwind at the end. This is a great film. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. External Sites.
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Directors: Ethan Coen , Joel Coen. Writers: Joel Coen , Ethan Coen. Added to Watchlist. From metacritic. İzlenecek Filmler. Gezien in My Favorite Top 30 Movies of Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Nominated for 2 Oscars. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Michael Stuhlbarg Larry Gopnik Richard Kind Uncle Arthur Fred Melamed Sy Ableman Sari Lennick Judith Gopnik Aaron Wolff Danny Gopnik Jessica McManus Sarah Gopnik Peter Breitmayer Brandt Brent Braunschweig Mitch Brandt David Kang Clive Park Benjamin Portnoe Danny's Reefer Buddy Jack Swiler Boy on Bus Andrew S.
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Coens retell Book of Job in a quiet Minneapolis suburb
We learn from the Book of Job: Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. Such a man is Larry Gopnik. He lectures on physics in front of a blackboard filled with bewildering equations that are mathematical proofs approaching certainty, and in his own life, what can be sure of? Nothing, that's what.
The landing page for the whole series is here. I still rank it mid-pack, but I found it significantly more enjoyable than I had on prior viewings. In particular, the endless tribulations visited upon its protagonist, Larry Gopnik Michael Stuhlbarg , came across as more comical and less cruel than previously. There are a few great sequences involving a comely neighbor, Mrs.
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But what that view actually encompasses remains a brilliant mystery, writes Ed Power. E very Coen brothers movie is a mystery of one kind or another. It is one of those films that stays unknowable no matter how much of its dialogue you are able to quote by heart. What lingers is the unsettling imagery: that final, Wizard of Oz -evoking shot of a tornado bearing down on a school, in particular.
I know of at least two Jews who were harmed—Ethan and Joel Coen. The movie is a deadpan farce with a schlemiel Job as a hero—Professor Larry Gopnik Michael Stuhlbarg , a physicist at a local university, whose life, in , is falling apart. The Coens begin mysteriously, with what feels like a Yiddish folktale.
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A Serious Man is a black comedy-drama film  written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Set in ,  the film stars Michael Stuhlbarg as a Minnesota Jewish man whose life crumbles both professionally and personally, leading him to questions about his faith. In a prologue, a Jewish man in an unnamed 19th-century Eastern European shtetl tells his wife that he was helped on his way home by Reb Groshkover, whom he has invited in for soup. She says Groshkover is dead and the man he invited must be a dybbuk. Groshkover arrives and laughs off the accusation, but she plunges an ice pick into his chest.
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Я совсем забыл, что электричество вырубилось. Он принялся изучать раздвижную дверь. Прижал ладони к стеклу и попробовал раздвинуть створки.
Потные ладони скользили по гладкой поверхности. Он вытер их о брюки и попробовал. На этот раз створки двери чуть-чуть разошлись.
Она знала, что цепная мутация представляет собой последовательность программирования, которая сложнейшим образом искажает данные. Это обычное явление для компьютерных вирусов, особенно таких, которые поражают крупные блоки информации. Из почты Танкадо Сьюзан знала также, что цепные мутации, обнаруженные Чатрукьяном, безвредны: они являются элементом Цифровой крепости. - Когда я впервые увидел эти цепи, сэр, - говорил Чатрукьян, - я подумал, что фильтры системы Сквозь строй неисправны.
Но затем я сделал несколько тестов и обнаружил… - Он остановился, вдруг почувствовав себя не в своей тарелке.
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Прислонившись к перилам, он вглядывался в грохочущее нутро шахты ТРАНСТЕКСТА. - Коммандер! - позвала Сьюзан. Ответа не последовало.
Я не могу тебя отпустить. Хейл даже замер от неожиданности. - Что.
Токуген Нуматака воплощал старую Японию, его девиз - Лучше смерть, чем бесчестье. Он ненавидел американцев.
Мидж, послушай. - Он засмеялся. - Попрыгунчик - древняя история. Стратмор дал маху.
До выхода было метров тридцать. - Я оплачу тебе билет до дома, если… - Молчите, - сказала Меган с кривой улыбкой. - Я думаю, я поняла, что вам от меня. - Она наклонилась и принялась рыться в сумке. Беккер был на седьмом небе. Кольцо у нее, сказал он. Наконец-то.
А что, если мистер Танкадо перестанет быть фактором, который следует принимать во внимание. Нуматака чуть не расхохотался, но в голосе звонившего слышалась подозрительная решимость. - Если Танкадо перестанет быть фактором? - вслух размышлял Нуматака.