The Man Who Wasn't There
A great homage to the fim noir genre.
Most of the action seems to be portrayed through Billy Bob Thornton's laconic body language and range of facial expressions.
A typical Coen Brothers clever story about a small town barber who gets caught up in a con trick involving blackmail and murder. There are good twists and although slow paced, the story is well crafted and unfolds with precision.
Filmed in black and white and with Beethoven providing the haunting soundtrack, its a must see for fans of Coen Brothers films and has a wonderful array of supporting cast actors - many of whom are Coen regulars.
Intruiging, clever and beautifully directed, the film captures 1950's small town America, where beneath the surface, all is not as it seems.