This razor-sharp modern film noir, the first film by Joel and Ethan Coen, introduced the brothers' inimitable black humor and eccentric sense of character, a sensibility that has helped shape the course of contemporary American cinema. Deep in the heart of Texas, a sleazy bar owner suspects his wife of having an affair and hires a private detective to confirm his suspicions--only to have the crosshairs turned back on himself. Playfully shot by Barry Sonnenfeld and featuring a haunting score by Carter Burwell and a cunning performance by Frances McDormand, BLOOD SIMPLE was a career-launching film for this ensemble and the first articulation of the precision of style that has defined the Coens' work ever since.

  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • Dan HedayaActor

  • Frances McDormandActor

  • John GetzActor

  • M. Emmet WalshActor

  • Joel CoenDirector

  • Ethan CoenProducer

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