No Country for Old Men (2007)
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Cormac McCarthy
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, Barry Corbin / Stephen Root / Beth Grant / Anna Reid / Kit Gwynn / Gene Jones / Mike Waterford
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Crime
Region: United States
Language: English / Spanish
Release: 2007-05-19 (Cannes Film Festival) / 2007-11-21 (USA)
Runtime: 122 minutes
Also known as: The Mysterious Case of 2 Million Deaths (Hong Kong) / Never Close to Dangerous Roads (Taiwan) / People’s Hearts Are Not Ancient
Rating: IMDB 8.2 / Rotten Tomatoes 93%
In Baltimore, western United States, the old cowboy Moss (Josh Brolin) found several corpses, several packets of heroin and 2 million cash while hunting antelope. Moss decided to take drugs and cash as his own and wanted to change his life, but he was tracked and killed by the cold-blooded killer Chigurh (Javier Bardem), and fell into danger of fleeing.
At the same time, the local sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) is also investigating a series of murders and trying to protect the safety of Moss. However, what makes Bell feel powerless and hopeless is that he tried his best to track down the cold-blooded killer, and the life safety of Moss is also seriously threatened. While remembering the glorious days of his fathers, Bell deeply feels the sadness of being homeless in reality.
“No Country for Old Men” is a 2007 neo-western thriller film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy and follows the story of Llewelyn Moss (played by Josh Brolin), a Vietnam War veteran who finds a large sum of money and a stash of heroin in the desert, and the violence that follows when he takes it.
The film also features Anton Chigurh (played by Javier Bardem), a sociopathic hitman who is hired to retrieve the money and eliminate anyone who stands in his way, as well as Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (played by Tommy Lee Jones), who is investigating the murders and struggles to understand the increasingly violent and chaotic world he finds himself in.
The film received critical acclaim for its cinematography, direction, screenplay, and performances, particularly Bardem’s portrayal of Chigurh, which won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film also won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 80th Academy Awards.