A shy and desperate man (William H. Macy) decides to hire two crooks (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife, so his father-in-law will pay the ransom that will allow him to open up his own business and get out of hole he’s in. It’s a quick and easy plan. But the kidnappers’ clumsiness will leave behind a few unexpected casualties. When an earnest seven-month pregnant local police chief (Frances McDormand) investigates the homicides, things will get substantially complicated.


The Coen brothers directed their legendary sixth film during their excellent and productive 90s decade. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the film represents one of the highlights of the brothers’ career. With a mixture of dark and violent comedy, thriller, existential drama and snow-filled locations that turned the filming process into a headache, Fargo is an essential film in modern American cinema. The Coen brothers have recently produced a new TV-series inspired by the film, which has just won the Emmy and the Golden Globe, and which has brought Fargo back into the headlines.

Year: 1996
Runtime: 98 min
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi
Genre: Comedy/Thriller
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