15 Oct 1997

Director: Ethan & Joel Coen



97 min

A crime/thriller by the Coen Brothers (Ethan and Joel) laced with satire, comedy and suspense. Based on a true story. William H. Macy is desperate for money for a business deal and hires two hoodlums to kidnap his wife and to split the $80,000. Simple enough, but everything goes wrong with unanticipated twists. Frances McDormand won an Oscar for the efficient and pregnant police detective on the trail. Fargo won another Oscar for best ‘Screenplay Directly Written For Screen’.