The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There
The Man Who Wasn't There

Year

2001

Duration

111 minutes

Language

English

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Synopsis

Here's an unusual choice - making a film about a character who says very little, and when he does decide to do something to change his life, gets it hopelessly wrong. Hardly your classic hero. But plenty happens around Californian barber Ed Crain in this film made by the Coen Brothers that pays tribute to film noir thrillers (and less obviously, the sci-fi movies) of the 1940s and 1950s. Filmed in stunning black and white, it's one of the best-looking movies ever made, and is built around a great performance by Billy Bob Thornton as Ed, a classic sucker in a world where everyone is on the make.

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15 Classification

This film has a few uses of mild bad language

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