Blood Simple

Title: Blood Simple
Country: USA
Year: 1984
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh
Duration: 99 min.
Language: English
Plot: A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

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Coen brothers’ first step, firm and strong: Blood Simple has, over anything else, an uncontestable script, accurate, precise, which is the backbone of the film, accompanied by a solid technique and a sober sound and photography.

This first film can be considered prophetic; reveals all the Coen’s universe and cinematographic intentions: the scenario –the inside USA– is one of their favorites, the story, film-noir with comedy touches, will be used by them lots of times, as its characters, the same ordinary people we can see in their subsequent works. With all, Blood Simple is already a modern classic and the first of an excellent sequence of films “made in Coen”. (Watuzee)

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