About

A SERIOUS MAN is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances Sy Ableman.

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Directed by

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Written by

Joel Coen (Writer)
Ethan Coen (Writer)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom, France

Language

English

Tagline

...seriously!

Cast

Keywords

dark comedy 1960s jewish professor aftercreditsstinger midlife crisis jewish family telephone call

Photos

Lists

#139 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#82 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year Joel Coen Ethan Coen

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Joel Coen Ethan Coen