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The Coen Brothers' neo-noir thriller debut is both brilliantly grisly and darkly comic.
Director: Joel Coen
Set in a dusty Texan town, this neo-noir thriller follows bar owner Julian Marty (Dan Hedaya), who hires a P.I to follow his wife Abby (Frances McDormand), whom he suspects is cheating on him. Blood Simple transformed American independent cinema and marked the arrival of one of the most acclaimed filmmaking teams of our time. The Coen Brothers' debut establishes their interest in dumbness as a plot engine, and in tweaking genre conventions.