1996. USA. Joel Coen. 98 min.
Introduced by Marshall Fine
Friday, July 10, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
1996. USA. Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. With Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare. “Fargo stands at the top of [the Coen brothers’] oeuvre: funny, violent, and dark, set in a universe where a kidnapping plot’s venal miscreants are forced to live by Murphy’s Law. Frances McDormand delights as the unflappable Police Chief Marge Gunderson, who calmly cleans up messes and solves the case. Snowy but never cold, this film still dazzles with its unpredictability and harsh sense of justice. Oh yeah—and the woodchipper” (Marshall Fine, Star Magazine). NYFCC Best Picture, 1996. 98 min.
In the Film exhibition Critical Favorites: The New York Film Critics Circle at 75
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