Blood Simple

Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14, 2018

*** Please note that the late-night screenings on 10/12 and 10/13 begin at 12:10am and not 11:59pm. ***

“Hugely enjoyable film noir in which a Texan bar-owner hires a seedy private eye, first to spy on his wife, then to kill her and her lover. Instead, the eye (a marvellous performance from Walsh), having collected his fee, executes a variation on the contract. Whereupon things take off in a maelstrom of misunderstanding that spreads guilt and fear like a plague through the characters, and escalates a nightmarish terror (premature burial, murder by battery, crucifying impalement) that owes some debt to the horror comic. A remarkably assured debut for Coen, formerly assistant editor on The Evil Dead.” – Time Out (London)

  • Country USA
  • Year 1984
  • Running Time 99 minutes
  • Distributor Janus
  • Director Joel Coen
  • Cast John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

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