An idealistic 1930s New York playwright (John Turturro) accepts a Hollywood contract, only to find himself unable to work and seemingly living in a dreamscape beyond his control.

4.5

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4.5 stars

"Confirms the Coens as accomplished moviemakers as well as off the wall satirists; a genuine original" - David Stratton

"Boy, this is a strange one" - Margaret Pomeranz

 

Watch 'Barton Fink'

Sunday 28 June, 12:00am on SBS VICELAND

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USA, 1991
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: John Turturro
What's it about?
An idealistic 1930s New York playwright (Turturro) accepts a Hollywood contract, only to find himself unable to work and seemingly living in a dreamscape beyond his control. The fourth feature from the Coen brothers, and winner of the the Palme d'Or at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.

 

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