“A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere.”
This crime thriller manages to strike a beautiful balance between a dark and serious tone, and the Coen brothers uniquely funny and quirky perspective. It’s deadpan poise suggests an tragicomedy by Samuel Beckett, but for all its banality and sporadic violence, Fargo still manages a large dose of sweetness. Written, Produced, directed and edited by Joel and Ethan Coen, flawlessly acted by William H. Macy, Steve Busemi and Frances McDormand, beautiful cinematography by Roger Deakins and with a haunting soundtrack by Carter Burwell – this work of genius is an American masterpiece!
- Academy Award for Best Actress – Frances McDormand
- Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Director – Joel Coen