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Coen, Ethan

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Fargo by Joel Coen( Visual )

208 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A midwestern policewoman investigates a series of brutal and interconnected crimes. Steadily, she tightens the net on the killers and their accomplices in a kidnapping scheme gone wildly wrong
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen( Visual )

66 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", three escaped chain gang convicts have to travel home to try and recover buried loot from a bank heist. Along the way they meet up with some strange characters, and encounter country music events. DVD
No country for old men by Joel Coen( Visual )

87 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llewelyn Moss stumbles onto a drug deal gone monumentally wrong while hunting in the parched Texas scrubland near the Mexico border. A satchel filled with $2 million seems to be a ship finally arrived, and he dreams of moving his wife Carla Jean out of the trailer park and into the good life. It isn't long before he's being tracked by Anton Chigurh, a psychopathic "debt collector." Sheriff Bell sets out to find Llewelyn, not so much for the propriety of recovering the money but to protect one of his citizens from Chigurh, an evil like nothing Bell has ever seen. The border is a hard land, yet Bell finds that the reflexive murders Chigurh inflicts upon others transforms the lonely vistas, somber deserts, and austere mountains into something horrendous--into no country for old men--or for young ones
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

145 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife
True grit by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested
Unbroken( Visual )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp
Raising Arizona by Joel Coen( Visual )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-con and a police officer decide to get married and start a family. To their dismay, they discover that they can neither have nor adopt children. Desperate, they resort to kidnapping one of the newborn quintuplets of the wealthy Arizona family. However, their attempt at living a normal life is complicated by neurotic co-workers, two fugitives, and a mysterious bounty hunter
Intolerable cruelty by George Clooney( Visual )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a Beverly Hills lawyer gets his client out of his marriage without having to pay a settlement by setting up the wife, she sets out to seek revenge. She is planning to get the lawyer to fall in love with her so she can take him for all he's got!
Burn after reading by Joel Coen( Visual )

68 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osbourne Cox is a CIA analyst who quits his job after being demoted. He decides to write a memoir about his life in the CIA. His wife, Katie, wants a divorce and, based on the advice of her divorce lawyer, she downloads many of his personal and financial files onto a disc. Katie's lover is Treasury agent Harry Pfarrer. The disc eventually finds its way to Hardbodies, a workout gym. An employee of the gym, Chad Feldheimer obtains the disc and ascertains that it contains classified government information. Along with his fellow employee, Linda Litzke, he intends to use the disc to blackmail Osbourne. When blackmailing him fails, Linda decides to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, she hands the disc over to the Russians, promising that she will give them more information. Linda and Chad don't have any more information, so they decide to break into Cox's house. This brings about a series of events that no one foresees
A Serious Man by Joel Coen( Visual )

47 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life, His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality
Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel Coen( Visual )

38 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; some of them of his own making. The film was inspired by the story of folk singer Dave Van Ronk
Blood simple by Joel Coen( Visual )

84 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jealous husband hires a detective to murder his wife and her lover
The ladykillers by Ethan Coen( Visual )

50 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marva Munson is a spry, elderly woman who is looking for a tenant for the spare room in her house. Goldthwait H. Dorr moves in and gains Munson's permission to use the basement for rehearsals with his "medieval music ensemble." Dorr is masterminding the robbery of a riverboat casino, and the fellow musicians in his ensemble are actually the crew he's assembled to pull off the job. Despite their best efforts, Munson finds out about their scheme and Dorr decides the best solution is to silence her permanently
Barton Fink by Joel Coen( Visual )

111 editions published between 1050 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire about a New York playwright who relocates to Hollywood to write screenplays and experiences writer's block
The man who wasn't there by Joel Coen( Visual )

57 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspects that his wife Doris is having an affair with her boss. When a stranger comes into town hinting that there is a fortune to be made in investing in the new invention of dry cleaning, Ed hatches a blackmail scheme he hopes will make him rich and get him some revenge at the same time. His plan goes horribly awry when he accidentally commits a murder for which Doris is blamed, landing her in jail, and Ed at the mercy of big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider
Miller's Crossing by Joel Coen( Visual )

70 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During prohibition two gangland bosses struggle for control over a city, with one of the boss's lieutenants caught in the middle. The situtation is further complicated by a woman-- both the boss and his trusted lieutenant are in love with her
Paris, je t'aime Paris, I love you( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of love from the city of love"--Container
Gates of Eden : stories by Ethan Coen( Book )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of comic stories. The title story is about a conscientious weights-and-measures inspector, another is on a hopeless boxer and a third is on an incompetent hit man
Fargo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coen Brothers' Best Picture Oscar Nominee transforms into television drama. It features a new "true crime" story and new characters, all chilled in the trademark dry wit, murderous mayhem and "Minnesota nice" of the original classic film. Lorne Malvo is a manipulative master criminal who changes the life of insurance salesmen Lester Nygaard. Gus Grimly and Molly Solverson are the small-town police officers who join forces to uncover Lester's secrets
Blood simple by Joel Coen( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep in the heart of Texas, a jealous bar owner hires a private eye to kill his wife and her lover. The sleazy hitman double-crosses the husband killing him instead and pocketing the cash. The perfect crime, or so it seems, but disposing of the corpse is not so simple." [box cover note]
 
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controlled identityJaynes, Roderick

Coen, Ethan, 1957-

Ethan Coen cinaste

Ethan Coen regista, autore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Ethan Coen US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor, Filmproduzent und Kameramann

Jaynes, Roderick

Roderick Jaynes

Ίθαν Κοέν

Итан Коэн

אית'ן כהן

כהן, איתן

ايثان كوين

コーエン, イーサン

伊森柯恩

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No country for old menThe big LebowskiIntolerable crueltyThe man who wasn't thereGates of Eden : storiesBlood simpleThe Coen brothers