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21 November 2007 (USA) See more »
There Are No Clean Getaways See more »
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Tommy Lee Jones ... Ed Tom Bell

Javier Bardem ... Anton Chigurh

Josh Brolin ... Llewelyn Moss

Woody Harrelson ... Carson Wells

Kelly Macdonald ... Carla Jean Moss

Garret Dillahunt ... Wendell

Tess Harper ... Loretta Bell

Barry Corbin ... Ellis

Stephen Root ... Man who hires Wells

Rodger Boyce ... El Paso Sheriff

Beth Grant ... Carla Jean's Mother

Ana Reeder ... Poolside Woman

Kit Gwin ... Sheriff Bell's Secretary
Zach Hopkins ... Strangled Deputy
Chip Love ... Man in Ford
Eduardo Antonio Garcia ... 'Agua' Man

Gene Jones ... Gas Station Proprietor

Myk Watford ... 'Managerial' Victim
Boots Southerland ... 'Managerial' Victim

Kathy Lamkin ... Desert Aire Manager
Johnnie Hector ... Cabbie at Bus Station
Margaret Bowman ... Del Rio Motel Clerk

Thomas Kopache ... Boot Salesman

Jason Douglas ... Cabbie at Motel
Doris Hargrave ... Waitress
Rutherford Cravens ... Gun Store Clerk
Matthew Posey ... Sporting Goods Clerk
George Adelo ... Mexican in Bathtub
Mathew Greer ... Hitchhiking Driver
Trent Moore ... Nervous Accountant
Marc Miles ... Hotel Eagle Clerk

Luce Rains ... Pickup Driver
Philip Bentham ... Border Bridge Youth
Eric Reeves ... Border Bridge Youth

Josh Meyer ... Border Bridge Youth

Chris Warner ... Flatbed Driver

Brandon Smith ... INS Official
Roland Uribe ... Well Dressed Mexican (as H. Roland Uribe)

Richard Jackson ... Chicken Farmer

Josh Blaylock ... Boy on Bike

Caleb Landry Jones ... Boy on Bike (as Caleb Jones)
Dorsey Ray ... Odessa Cabbie
Angel H. Alvarado Jr. ... Norteño Band
David A. Gomez ... Norteño Band
Milton Hernandez ... Norteño Band
John Mancha ... Norteño Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Flick ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Albert Fry Jr. ... El Paso Deputy (uncredited)
Angelo Martinez ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Elizabeth Slagsvol ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Ethan Coen 
Joel Coen 
Writing credits
Joel Coen (screenplay) &
Ethan Coen (screenplay)

Cormac McCarthy (novel)

Produced by
Ethan Coen .... producer
Joel Coen .... producer
David Diliberto .... associate producer
Robert Graf .... executive producer
Mark Roybal .... executive producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
Cinematography by
Roger Deakins (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ethan Coen  (as Roderick Jaynes)
Joel Coen  (as Roderick Jaynes)
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
Production Design by
Jess Gonchor 
Art Direction by
John P. Goldsmith 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Haigh 
Costume Design by
Mary Zophres 
Makeup Department
Jean Ann Black .... makeup department head (as Jean A. Black)
Debra Clair .... additional hair stylist (as Debra R. Clair)
Brian Hillard .... mold technician
Paul LeBlanc .... hair department head
Geordie Sheffer .... assistant hair stylist
Dave Snyder .... makeup applicator/sculptor
Sarah Spier .... makeup assistant
Christien Tinsley .... special makeup effects artist
Teresa Valenzuela .... wig maker
Corey Welk .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Maritza Carbajal .... production assistant: mexican unit
Karen Ruth Getchell .... production supervisor
Robert Graf .... unit production manager
Omar Veytia .... production manager: Mexico
Ralph Bertelle .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bac DeLorme .... second assistant director
Peter Dress .... second assistant director: second unit (as Pete Dress)
Jery Hewitt .... second unit director
Jai James .... second second assistant director
Betsy Magruder .... first assistant director
Donald Murphy .... first assistant director: second unit
Taylor Phillips .... second second assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Chris Alvarez .... welding lead foreperson (as Chris M. Alvarez)
J. Todd Anderson .... visual consultant
Ulrike Auer-Erdoes .... paint foreperson (as Ulli Auer-Erdoes)
Pedro Barquin .... on-set greensperson
James Barth .... construction lead foreperson (as Jim Barth)
Joe Barton .... greens foreperson
Thomas J. Barton .... key greensperson
Robin Blagg .... propmaker lead foreperson
Meg Blissell .... signwriter
Marcia Calosio .... assistant set decorator
John C. Cameron .... assistant property master
Thomas Chapman .... propmaker foreperson
Victor Chavez .... propmaker foreperson (as Victor A. Chavez)
Dennis Collins .... on-set painter
Sage Emmett Connell .... set dresser (as Sage Connell)
Chadney Everett .... set decoration foreperson
Bobbi Jo Gonzales .... property assistant
Paul Haag .... set dresser
Paul Harman .... signwriter
Gregory Hill .... graphic designer (as Gregory L. Hill)
Deborah Jensen .... assistant art director (as Deborah L. Jensen)
Arlen Johnson .... general lead foreperson (as Arlen J. Johnson)
Caylen Johnson .... welding foreperson (as Caylen F. Johnson)
Jason Mack .... set dresser
Roberta Marquez Seret .... art department coordinator (as Roberta Marquez)
Pat Martine .... paint lead foreperson: Marfa, Texas
Jerry Martinez .... labor lead foreperson
Quentin Matthys .... set dresser
Cee Moravec .... on-set dresser
Vance O'Loughlin .... propmaker foreperson (as John Vance O'Loughlin)
Jesus Ornelas .... plaster foreperson
David Phillips .... propmaker lead foreperson
Zacheriah T. Rheam .... toolperson (as Zach Rheam)
Ernest Romine .... paint foreperson (as Ernie Romine)
Debbie Seif .... construction accountant
Jaime Souza .... paint foreperson
Bryan Stinson .... propmaker foreperson (as Brian Stinson)
Scott Troha .... leadperson
Benjamin M. Walsh .... set dresser
Keith Walters .... property master
Christopher Windisch .... construction coordinator
Jeri Woodward .... paint lead foreperson
Randal Woodward .... charge scenic
James Wiley Fowler .... set dresser (uncredited)
Tony Perez .... set dresser (uncredited)
Chris Windisch Jr. .... laborer/greensman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Craig Berkey .... re-recording mixer
Craig Berkey .... sound designer
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator (as Joe Brennan)
Joel Dougherty .... assistant sound editor
Cole Gittinger .... cable person
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Kenton Jakub .... adr editor
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Peter F. Kurland .... sound mixer (as Peter Kurland)
Skip Lievsay .... re-recording mixer
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist (as Chris Moriana)
Greg Orloff .... re-recording mixer
Derek Vanderhorst .... foley editor (as Derek Vander Horst)
Byron Wilson .... dialogue editor
Eric Harwood .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jeff Knudsen .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Roy Machado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jordan O'Neill .... DTS Sound Mastering Engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Peter Chesney Jr. .... special effects foreperson (as Pete Chesney)
Peter Chesney .... special effects coordinator
Tom Chesney .... special effects technician
Helen Cohen .... special effects makeup business manager
Paul Deely .... special effects technician
Jason Hamer .... makeup effects coordinator
Scott E. Hussion .... special effects production assistant
Emmet Kane .... special effects technician
Sandra Stewart .... special effects technician (as Sandy Stewart)
Erin Sullivan .... sculptor/fabricator
Russell Tamillo .... special effects production assistant
Diane Woodhouse .... special effects makeup production coordinator
Mark Ballou .... fabricator: Tinsley Transfers Inc. (uncredited)
Megan Flagg .... special makeup effects artist: Tinsley Transfers (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Robert Adams .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Christopher R. Bradley .... digital artist: Luma Pictures (as Chris Bradley)
Alexandre Cancado .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Vincent Cirelli .... visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Chad Dombrova .... lead technical director: Luma Pictures
David V. Fedele .... digital artist: Luma Pictures (as David Fedele)
H Haden Hammond .... sequence supervisor: Luma Pictures (as H. Haden Hammond)
John R. Hazzard .... digital artist: Luma Pictures (as John Hazzard)
Justin Johnson .... digital effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Wendy Klein .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Jason Locke .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Valy Lungoccia .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Glenn Morris .... visual effects producer: Luma Pictures
Ashok Nayar .... visual effects coordinator: Luma Pictures
Raphael A. Pimentel .... digital artist: Luma Pictures (as Raphael Pimentel)
Pavel Pranevsky .... cg supervisor: Luma Pictures
Peter Shipkov .... digital artist: Luma Pictures (as Petar Shipkov)
Payam Shohadai .... senior visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Joey Sila .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Jared Simeth .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Thanapoom Siripopungul .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Steven Swanson .... visual effects supervising producer: Luma Pictures
Jason Yanofsky .... digital artist: Luma Pictures
Daniel Craemer .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Heather Holty .... digital laboratory project manager (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Ben Neall .... texture artist (uncredited)
Gabe Shedd .... visual effects staff (uncredited)
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Christopher Lee Bailey .... stunts
Ben Hernandez Bray .... stunts (as Ben Bray)
Tim Buchanan .... stunts
Laurence Chavez .... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts (as Eddie Fernandez)
Lakshman Nathaniel Garin .... stunts (as Lakshman Garin)
Jim Henry .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Toby Holguin .... stunts
Brett A. Myrick .... stunts (as Brett Myrick)
Mark Norby .... stunt double: Mr. Brolin
Steve Rizzo .... stunts
Tom Roach .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (as Tommy Rosales)
Ramsey Scott .... stunts
Jose L. Vasquez .... stunts (as Jose Vasquez)
Laurence Vasquez .... stunts
Jim Henry .... stunt double: Chip Love (uncredited)
Steve Rizzo .... stunt double: Zach Hopkins (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Phillip Abeyta .... rigging electrician
Ron Alexus .... assistant chief lighting technician
Phillip Allard .... rigging electrician (as Phil Allard)
Daniel 'Lee' Andres .... rigging grip
Liza Bambenek .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Liza 'Wintapants' Bambenek)
Thomas Bango .... first camera assistant: second unit
Roger Basquette .... video assist (as 'Rogers' W. Basquette)
Josh Blakeslee .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Joshua Blakeslee)
Bryan Booth .... assistant chief rigging electrician
Paul Candrilli .... second company grip
Dave Childers .... first company grip: second unit (as David Childers)
Roger Deakins .... camera operator
Paul Elliott .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Fahey .... second company rigging grip
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer
Jamie Garcia .... electrician
Charley Gilleran .... rigging key grip
Andy Graham .... camera operator: second unit
George Greene .... electrician
Bruce Hamme .... dolly grip
Andy Harris .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Hank Herrera .... rigging grip
Gary Kangrga .... rigging grip
Tommy Kelii .... electrician
Scott Kidner .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Nikki LeBlanc .... rigging electrician (as Nikki 'Bubbles' LeBlanc)
Mitchell Andrew Lillian .... first company grip (as Mitch Lillian)
Jeff Lomaglio .... grip
Chris Mack .... first assistant camera: second unit
Rick Marroquin .... grip
Glenn E. Moran .... rigging electrician (as Glenn Moran)
Chris Napolitano .... chief lighting technician
Louis Nelson .... electrician (as Lou Nelson)
David A. Parks .... chief rigging electrician
Jim Threadgill .... rigging grip
Asa-Luke Twocrow .... grip
Alexis van Kersen Li .... film loader
Peter Weidenfeller .... grip
Paul Birk .... best boy electric: second unit (uncredited)
Don Hayashi .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Trevor Howe .... grip (uncredited)
Michael J. Schwartz .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Mark Steinig .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Stephen Thorp .... electrician (uncredited)
Greg Travis .... electrician (uncredited)
James Walton .... electrician (uncredited)
Wes Whittaker .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jo Edna Boldin .... location casting
Elizabeth Gabel .... background casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Katy Houska .... background casting assistant
Tracy Kilpatrick .... additional casting
Marie A. Kohl .... casting assistant: New Mexico
Amelia Rasche McCarthy .... casting associate: New York (as Amelia Rasche)
Kathryn Schuetze .... casting assistant: New Mexico (as Kathryn 'Kit' Schuetze)
Rachel Tenner .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aleah Ames .... key costumer
Debra Chapman .... seamstress
Lori DeLapp .... costume supervisor
Jenny Eagan .... assistant costume designer
Emily Egge .... on-set costumer
Delia Hauser .... costumer
Nikki Kelly .... wardrobe production assistant
Claire Sandrin .... on-set costumer
Lisanne Scafine .... set costumer: second unit
Stephani Lewis .... seamstress (uncredited)
Mary Beth Sterling .... costume staff assistant: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Buster Jacob Coen .... post-production assistant
Catherine Farrell .... post-production coordinator
Bruce Goodman .... colorist: dailies
Michael Hatzer .... digital color timer: Efilm (as Mike Hatzer)
Michael Kennedy .... digital intermediate producer: Efilm (as Mike Kennedy)
Catie Laffoon .... post-production assistant
Katie Mcquerrey .... assistant editor (as Katherine McQuerrey)
Neil A. Stelzner .... associate film editor
Tom Reiser .... colorist assist: Efilm (uncredited)
Joel Steven .... telecine assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Michael Dellheim .... location manager
Fernando Estrada .... location manager: Mexico unit
Robbie Friedmann .... location manager: Marfa, Texas unit
Joe Lane .... assistant location manager
Rebecca Puck Stair .... location assistant (as Rebecca 'Puck' Stair)
Steve White .... assistant location manager: Marfa, Texas unit
Jeremy Alter .... location manager: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Bree Merkwan .... location assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music executive
Michael Farrow .... music mixer
Michael Farrow .... music recordist
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Sandra Park .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy Park)
Chris Robertson .... music clearance
Transportation Department
Edward Lassak .... transportation captain (as Edward A. Lassak)
William F. Luehm .... picture vehicle coordinator (as William Luehm)
Paul Ripple .... transportation dispatcher
Timothy P. Ryan .... transportation coordinator (as Timothy Ryan)
Brian Kay .... production van driver (uncredited)
Lucas Pierce .... driver (uncredited)
Doug Stewart .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Other crew
Douglas N. Acton .... medic (as Douglas Acton)
Janine L. Aines .... animal trainer
Sage Asteak .... set production assistant
Mark Brooks .... wrangler
Val Callaway .... production assistant
Chris Carroll .... intern
Craig Carter .... head wrangler: Marfa, Texas unit
Elizabeth Cash .... production assistant
Jeane Champion .... craft service (as Jeane Zekowski)
Michael Chochol .... production assistant
Stephen Clarke .... set production assistant
Andrea Coles .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Rob Corlew .... assistant production coordinator
Melinda Eichberg .... animal trainer
Marcy Etheridge .... wrangler: Marfa, Texas unit
John Claude Fedrick .... office production assistant: Marfa, Texas unit
Carrie Fleming .... assistant: Mr. Bardem
Rachael Lin Gallaghan .... production coordinator
Raul Chico Goler .... office production assistant
Peter Grendle .... production assistant
Drew P. Houpt .... the one right tool (as Drew Houpt)
Thomas Johnston .... script supervisor
Nathan Kelly .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Ernie Klein .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Cheryl Kurk .... production accountant
Lisa Kurk-Dmytryk .... additional accountant (as Lisa Kurk)
Louis A. Lanni .... set production assistant
Khary Lee .... animal trainer
Yolanda Lopez .... customs broker: Mexico unit
Jennifer Mancuso .... production secretary
Ryon Marshall .... wrangler: Marfa, Texas unit
Carmen Matthews .... craft service
Carol Maxwell .... accounting clerk
Mimi N. McGreal .... travel coordinator
Mamie Mitchell .... script supervisor: second unit
Patricia Mary Murphy .... serious matters (as Patricia Mary Murphy Esq.)
Dale O'Malley .... medic
Wesley A. Oliver .... assistant: Mr. Jones (as Wes Oliver)
Jason Owen .... wrangler foreperson: Marfa, Texas unit (as Jason M. Owen)
Dean Parker .... assistant: Mr. Burwell
Gabriel Pérez .... production coordinator: Mexico unit
Kristen Rakes .... assistant: Mr. Brolin
Jeremy Reisig .... set production assistant (as Jeremy W. Reisig)
Larry Rice .... weather guru
Tom Roach .... animal trainer
Mark Rothman .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach: Mr. Bardem
Philip Seeger .... set production assistant (as Philip L. Seeger)
Cheryl Shawver .... animal trainer
Sue Smith .... assistant production coordinator: Marfa, Texas unit
Todd Spears .... payroll accountant (as Todd C. Spears)
Louise Spencer .... unit publicist (as Louise A. Spencer)
Caroline Starkman .... caterer: For Stars Catering
Peter M. Starkman .... caterer: For Stars Catering
Holly L. Tadych .... craft service assistant (as Holly Tadych)
Brett Tyne .... dialect coach: Ms. Macdonald
Caesar Ursic .... medical consultant (as Dr. Caesar Ursic)
Victoria Vopni .... animal trainer (as Victoria M. Vopni)
Jeff J. Williams .... security: Mr. Jones (as Jeff 'Big Daddy' Williams)
Melissa Wiseman .... second assistant accountant
Angelo Womack .... office production assistant
Karen Yokomizo .... first assistant accountant
Joe Freeman .... gunsmith (uncredited)
Matthew Honovic .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
Carlos A. Montoya .... stand-in (uncredited)
Noel Davis Poyner .... publicity intern (uncredited)
John H. Price .... on-set interviews (uncredited)
Rodney Smith .... stand-in: Agua Man (uncredited)
Jason Willaford .... the producers wish to thank
Ree Willaford .... the producers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for strong graphic violence and some language
122 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ | Austria:16 | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta) | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Greece:K-13 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 (DVD rating) | Ireland:15A (with warning) | Israel:16 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:18PL | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/18 (Qualidade) | Russia:16+ | Singapore:NC-16 | South Africa:16 (16V) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | Taiwan:R-18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #43473)
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To date, the Coen Brothers movie with the longest runtime (122 minutes), as well as the only Coen Brothers movie to exceed two hours in length.See more »
Continuity: Chigurh hurt his wrists badly from handcuffs in the beginning of the film. Yet for the rest of the film - the story takes place in the span of a few days - his wrists don't show any marks or scars whatsoever, even in the close-up shots.See more »
[first lines]
Ed Tom Bell:I was sheriff of this county when I was twenty-five years old. Hard to believe. My grandfather was a lawman; father too. Me and him was sheriffs at the same time; him up in Plano and me out here. I think he's pretty proud of that. I know I was. Some of the old time sheriffs never even wore a gun...
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614 out of 1147 people found the following review useful.
Coen's display confidence in crafting yet another masterpiece, 18 May 2007
Author: ClintsUnforgiven ( from United States

I saw this film at a private preview screening in Pittsburg on 5/16/07. I went with five other friends. The entire group was male, 20 yrs old, and mostly college athletes. I explain the demographic of myself and my companions to reason why I was the only one that came away from the film completely satisfied. The story was fresh and different and I don't think my friends had the capacity to fully enjoy what was going on on-screen. I did. And I am still trying to fully understand what an accomplishment it is. Let me try to explain.

The Coens begin the movie with a voice-over against a barren Texas landscape, much the way Blood Simple began. In fact, there are several similarities between the two films, like the auspicious lack of music. A reviewer whose name escapes me once said that all Coen Bro. films look great and sound better. I'll get to sound later but to talk about the look... Other than some CGI animals, which really shocked me in such an otherwise perfect film, each frame is filled with such interesting material that the tone is set perfectly so that as you view a scene, you know whether to wait on a laugh or brace for...

A large part of what fills those frames is great performances. Perfectly cast is Tommy Lee Jones. He nails it, the crowd goes wild etc... That's expected though. Josh Brolin, on a very recent hot streak, has given us two tremendous performances this year and both would have been a Cannes if the superbly talented Tarantino was loyal to his material and friend and kept the masterpiece that was Grindhouse untouched. Brolin's performance in that film was spot on with the perfect amount of ham and cheese to set the tone for the whole movie. In this one, he shows he can do just as well playing strait and absorbing into character as he does at crowd-pleasing cheesballing it. Kelly Macdonald will have to do something else to prove to me she really isn't the Clara Jean character she portrayed even though I know she is a Scot. Woody Harrelson, who I think gets too much praise sometimes, is at his best here and actually manages not to get blown off the screen (well sorta) by Javier Bordem. Mr. Bordem's performance is a force, much like the character he portrays. His Chigurh is a representation of the lunacy of violence that exists in society. There is no negotiations with it, it has always been here and it will always be here. It/he leaves us in shock and terror and all we can do is... ??? The first thing that needs to be said about the sound is that if another film wins an award all year for sound or sound editing, investigations should be held and the judges' bank accounts monitored. The sound in this movie is so shockingly good. There is no music (save some comically placed source music)and the movie is all the better for it. People talk about the way the music in Jaws enhanced the tension of what was happening on screen. People should, from here on say that the lack of music and the placement of source sound in No Country for Old Men thrilled more.

I am certainly rooting for No Country for Old Men to come away with the hardware from Cannes.

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