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DLCL Film Series on the Western: No country for old men (2007, Coen Brothers, USA)

No country for old men (2007, Coen Brothers, USA)
“I think if you were Satan and you were settin around tryin to think up somethin that would just bring the human race to its knees what you would probably come up with is narcotics.”
When a Vietnam veteran discovers two million dollars while wandering through the aftermath of a Texas drug deal gone horribly awry, his decision to abscond with the cash sets off a violent chain reaction in a stripped-down crime drama based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel. Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) has just stumbled into the find of a lifetime. Upon discovering a bullet-strewn pickup truck surrounded by the corpses of dead bodyguards, Moss uncovers two million dollars in cash and a substantial load of heroin stashed in the back of the vehicle. Later, as an enigmatic killer who determines the fate of his victims with the flip of a coin sets out in pursuit of Moss, the disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) struggles to contain the rapidly escalating violence that seems to be consuming his once-peaceful Lone Star State town.
Introduced by Cécile Tresfels

Details

When:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014. 07:00 PM

Where:

Building 260 (Pigott Hall), Room 113

Sponsor:

Department of German Studies, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Contact:

723-3266
starkey@stanford.edu

Admission:

Admission is free and open to the public. Undergraduates interested in attending more than one film in the series are encouraged to enroll in DLCL 152A for one unit. Graduate Students enroll for DLCL 354A.