About a month ago we saw at least interesting Coen Brothers
‘ “A Serious Man
. Today you can check out the first clip from the dark comedy which stars Michael Stuhlbarg, Fred Melamed, Richard Kind, Aaron Wolf, Sari Lennick, Jessica McManus
and Adam Arkin
Judging by the trailer and clip, it seems to be a much darker than Coen’s previous movie “Burn After Reading
It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry.
Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolf) is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job.
While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university.
Both written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen (Burn After Reading, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?) “A Serious Man” will be presented tomorow, September12, 2009, at Toronto Film Festival. After TIFF, Focus Features will be debuting the comedy/drama in limited theaters on October 2nd, 2009.