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Coen, Joel

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Fargo by Joel Coen( Visual )

250 editions published between 1995 and 2021 in 9 languages and held by 4,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A midwestern policewoman investigates a series of brutal and interconnected crimes. Steadily, she tightens the net on the killers and their accomplices in a kidnapping scheme gone wildly wrong
No country for old men by Joel Coen( Visual )

156 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 3,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llewelyn Moss stumbles onto a drug deal gone monumentally wrong while hunting in the parched Texas scrubland near the Mexico border. A satchel filled with $2 million seems to be a ship finally arrived, and he dreams of moving his wife Carla Jean out of the trailer park and into the good life. It isn't long before he's being tracked by Anton Chigurh, a psychopathic "debt collector." Sheriff Bell sets out to find Llewelyn, not so much for the propriety of recovering the money but to protect one of his citizens from Chigurh, an evil like nothing Bell has ever seen. The border is a hard land, yet Bell finds that the reflexive murders Chigurh inflicts upon others transforms the lonely vistas, somber deserts, and austere mountains into something horrendous--into no country for old men--or for young ones
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen( Visual )

134 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 3,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", three escaped chain gang convicts have to travel home to try and recover buried loot from a bank heist. Along the way they meet up with some strange characters
True Grit by Joel Coen( Visual )

98 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

162 editions published between 1998 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 3,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife
Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

58 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot
Unbroken by Angelina Jolie( Visual )

54 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp
Raising Arizona by Joel Coen( Visual )

98 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-con and a police officer decide to get married and start a family. To their dismay, they discover that they can neither have nor adopt children. Desperate, they resort to kidnapping one of the newborn quintuplets of the wealthy Arizona family. However, their attempt at living a normal life is complicated by neurotic co-workers, two fugitives, and a mysterious bounty hunter
Burn after reading by Joel Coen( Visual )

91 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 2,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osbourne Cox is a CIA analyst who quits his job after being demoted. He decides to write a memoir about his life in the CIA. His wife, Katie, wants a divorce and, based on the advice of her divorce lawyer, she downloads many of his personal and financial files onto a disc. Katie's lover is Treasury agent Harry Pfarrer. The disc eventually finds its way to Hardbodies, a workout gym. An employee of the gym, Chad Feldheimer obtains the disc and ascertains that it contains classified government information. Along with his fellow employee, Linda Litzke, he intends to use the disc to blackmail Osbourne. When blackmailing him fails, Linda decides to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, she hands the disc over to the Russians, promising that she will give them more information. Linda and Chad don't have any more information, so they decide to break into Cox's house. This brings about a series of events that no one forsees
Intolerable cruelty by Joel Coen( Visual )

72 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles Massey is a high-powered Los Angeles divorce lawyer nearing a midlife crisis. While representing his wealthy client Rex Rexroth, Miles meets his match in Rex's gold-digging wife, Marilyn. He's impressed by her similarly heartless ways of using marriage to fuel an expensive lifestyle, but Miles still manages to defeat her in court. With Marilyn looking to get her revenge and Miles finding himself attracted to her, the two engage in a ruthless romantic pursuit to out-swindle each other
A serious man by Joel Coen( Visual )

94 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life, His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality
Hail, Caesar! by Ethan Cohen( Visual )

72 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. It follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix
Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel Coen( Visual )

86 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; some of them of his own making
Barton Fink by Joël Coen( Visual )

169 editions published between 1050 and 2021 in 9 languages and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire about a New York playwright who relocates to Hollywood to write screenplays and experiences writer's block
Miller's Crossing by Joël Coen( Visual )

105 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During prohibition two gangland bosses struggle for control over a city, with one of the boss's lieutenants caught in the middle
The man who wasn't there by Joel Coen( Visual )

111 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspeacts that his wife Doris is having an affair with her boss. When a stranger comes into town hinting that there is a fortune to be made in investing in the new invention of dry cleaning, Ed hatches a blackmail scheme he hopes will make him rich and get him some revenge at the same time. His plan goes horribly awry when he accidentally commits a murder for which Doris is blamed, landing her in jail, and Ed at the mercy of big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider
The ladykillers by Ethan Coen( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marva Munson is a spry, elderly woman who is looking for a tenant for the spare room in her house. Goldthwait H. Dorr moves in and gains Munson's permission to use the basement for rehearsals with his "medieval music ensemble." Dorr is masterminding the robbery of a riverboat casino, and the fellow musicians in his ensemble are actually the crew he's assembled to pull off the job. Despite their best efforts, Munson finds out about their scheme and Dorr decides the best solution is to silence her permanently
Paris, je t'aime = Paris, I love you by Tristan Carné( Visual )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of love from the city of love"--Container
Suburbicon by George Clooney( Visual )

26 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crime mystery set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal
Fargo( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second chapter is set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Luverne, Minnesota, where young State Police Officer Lou Solverson, recently back from Vietnam, will tackle an all-new 'true crime' case
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Intolerable crueltyThe cinema of the Coen brothers : hard-boiled entertainmentsThe Brothers Coen : unique characters of violenceThe Coen brothers FargoApropos of nothing : deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and the Coen BrothersJoel and Ethan CoenThe Coen Brothers encyclopedia
Alternative Names

controlled identityJaynes, Roderick

Coen Brothers

Coen, Joel 1954-

Coen, Joel David, 1954-

Cohen J. 1954-

Cohen, Joel, 1954-

Jaynes, Roderick

Joel Coen

Joel Coen Amerikaans filmregisseur

Joel Coen amerikkalainen elokuvaohjaaja, tuottaja ja käsikirjoittaja

Joel Coen cinéaste

Joel Coen Los Hermanos Coen

Joel Coen regista, autore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Joel Coen US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor, Filmproduzent und Kameramann

Koens, Džoels, 1954-

Roderick Jaynes

Τζόελ Κοέν

Джоуел Коен американски режисьор

Джоэл Коэн

Джоэл Коэн амэрыканскі рэжысэр і прадусар

Коен, Дж. (Джоэл), 1954-

Коэн Д. 1954-

Коэн, Джоел, 1954-

Коэн Джоэл

Коэн, Джоэл, 1954-

Ջոել Քոեն ամերիկացի կինոռեժիսոր, սցենարիստ, պրոդյուսեր, կինեմատոգրաֆ և խմբագիր

ג'ואל כהן

ג'ואל כהן שחקן אמריקאי

جويل كوين

조엘 코엔

코언, 조엘 1954-

코엔, 조엘 1954-

코엔형제 1954-

コーエン, ジョエル


乔尔·科恩 美國電影導演,編劇,製片人,攝影師和編輯