A Serious Man


Synopsis Cast & Crew

Larry Nidus is a good man. He is a loving husband, a committed father, and a dedicated professor who always does the fair and just thing in the face of daily temptations. But one day, everything starts to go wrong. His wife leaves him for reasons she can\'t explain, and her smug new lover manages to convince Larry that he should be the one to move out of the house and into a cheap motel - all for the children\'s benefit, of course. Then Larry\'s career is put into jeopardy by a series of anonymous letters falsely accusing him of unnamed treacheries. And when his wife\'s new partner dies in a car accident, she insists that he should foot the bill for the funeral! Now the cash strapped Larry finds himself paying to bury a man he hates, bailing his gambling addicted brother out of jail, and desperately trying to save his name and his career in academia. Yet, in spite of it all, we can\'t help but laugh as we contemplate Larry\'s plight in a world with no silver linings that might just seem uncomfortably familiar to us all.


Michael Stuhlbarg Larry Gopnik
Aaron Wolff Danny Gopnik
Richard Kind Uncle Arthur
Fred Melamed Sy Ableman
Sari Lennick Judith Gopnik
Jessica Mcmanus Sarah Gopnik


Joel Coen Director/Producer/Writer
Ethan Coen Director/Producer/Writer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Robert Graf Executive Producer/UPM

A Serious Man nominated for two Academy Awards.

3rd February 2010

'A Serious Man' has been nominated for two Academy awards, best picture and best original screenplay.

Q&A with the Coen Brothers

16th November 2009

Joel and Ethan Coen talk about their latest film A Serious Man