Item Details

A Serious Man [videorecording]

Focus Features presents in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media a Working Title production ; written, produced and directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life, his wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality.
Director
Joel Coen; Ethan Coen
Performers
Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Adam Arkin, Amy Landecker, Alan Mandell, Fyvush Finkel, Allen Lewis Rickman, Yelena Shmulenson, Simon Helberg, Katherine Borowitz, Stephen Park.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
106 min.
Language
English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
Rating
MPAA rating: R; for language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence
Notes
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
  • Special features: "Becoming serious": explore the creative vision behind the film; "Creating 1967": take a tour of the Minneapolis neighborhoods and set pieces used in the film; "Hebrew and Yiddish for goys": unravel the mysteries of the Hebrew and Yiddish languages.
Credits
Director of photography, Richard Deakins ; editor, Roderick Jaynes ; music, Carter Burwell.
Published
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2010]
Publisher no.
62106191 Universal
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews Connect to reviews of this title online
Description
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1).
Technical Details

  • LEADER 04103cgm a2200781Ia 4500
    001 u5100749
    003 SIRSI
    005 20100310112359.0
    007 vd cvaizq
    008 091214s2010 cau106 g vleng d
    024
    1
      
    a| 025195052740
    024
    1
      
    a| 065935833505
    028
    4
    2
    a| 62106191 b| Universal
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)488793663 z| (OCoLC)493500566
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)488793663
    037
      
      
    b| Midwest Tape n| http://www.midwesttapes.com
    040
      
      
    a| TEFMT c| TEFMT d| TEF d| BTCTA d| IMD d| JO6 d| GZF d| GK8 d| JO6 d| WAU d| FTL
    041
    1
      
    a| eng a| fre a| spa j| eng j| fre j| spa h| eng
    050
      
    4
    a| PN1997.2 b| .S47 2010
    082
    0
    4
    a| 791.43/72 2| 22
    245
    0
    2
    a| A serious man h| [videorecording] / c| Focus Features presents in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media a Working Title production ; written, produced and directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.
    260
      
      
    a| Universal City, CA : b| Universal Studios, c| [2010]
    300
      
      
    a| 1 videodisc (106 min.) : b| sd., col. ; c| 4 3/4 in.
    500
      
      
    a| Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
    500
      
      
    a| Special features: "Becoming serious": explore the creative vision behind the film; "Creating 1967": take a tour of the Minneapolis neighborhoods and set pieces used in the film; "Hebrew and Yiddish for goys": unravel the mysteries of the Hebrew and Yiddish languages.
    508
      
      
    a| Director of photography, Richard Deakins ; editor, Roderick Jaynes ; music, Carter Burwell.
    511
    1
      
    a| Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Adam Arkin, Amy Landecker, Alan Mandell, Fyvush Finkel, Allen Lewis Rickman, Yelena Shmulenson, Simon Helberg, Katherine Borowitz, Stephen Park.
    520
      
      
    a| One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life, his wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality.
    521
    8
      
    a| MPAA rating: R; for language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence.
    538
      
      
    a| DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1).
    546
      
      
    a| English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
    596
      
      
    a| 3
    650
      
    0
    a| Middle-aged men v| Drama.
    650
      
    0
    a| Mortality v| Drama.
    650
      
    0
    a| Man-woman relationships v| Drama.
    655
      
    0
    a| Dark comedy films.
    655
      
    0
    a| Fiction films.
    655
      
    0
    a| Feature films.
    655
      
    0
    a| Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
    700
    1
      
    a| Coen, Ethan e| producer e| director e| author of screenplay.
    700
    1
      
    a| Coen, Joel e| producer e| director e| narrator.
    700
    1
      
    a| Stuhlbarg, Michael e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Kind, Richard e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Melamed, Fred. e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Lennick, Sari. e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Arkin, Adam e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Landecker, Amy. e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Mandell, Alan. e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Finkel, Fyvush, d| 1922-2016 e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Rickman, Allen Lewis. e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Shmulenson, Yelena. e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Helberg, Simon e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Borowitz, Katherine. e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Park, Stephen, d| 1911-. e| actor.
    700
    1
      
    a| Burwell, Carter e| composer.
    710
    2
      
    a| Focus Features.
    710
    2
      
    a| Studio Canal.
    710
    2
      
    a| Relativity Media.
    710
    2
      
    a| Working Title Films.
    710
    2
      
    a| Universal Pictures (Firm)
    856
    4
    2
    z| Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews u| http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1019452/
    856
    4
    2
    u| http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100074561 z| Connect to reviews of this title online
    019
      
      
    a| 493500566
    994
      
      
    a| Z0 b| VA@
    999
      
      
    a| VIDEO .DVD11601 w| ALPHANUM i| X030719618 l| STACKS m| CLEMONS t| VIDEO-DVD
    999
      
      
    a| VIDEO .DVD11601 w| ALPHANUM i| X030720323 l| STACKS m| CLEMONS t| VIDEO-DVD

Availability

Google Preview

Loading availability information...