O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Sometimes, you have to lose your way to get back home

Blu-ray, 1h 47min
Rating: 7.7
Votes: 272224
Languages: English
Country: UK, France, USA
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Plot outline

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

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In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. - Skip4591

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey," the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everett's home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters--among them sirens, a cyclops, bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning governor and his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find." - Armin Ortmann

Mississippi, 1937. Three convicts escape from a jail chain-gang intent on getting to the loot stashed away by one of them. As this is at his house soon to be flooded by a new dam, speed is of the essence. They find themselves fast-talking their way out of one jam after another, and along the way not only have to be wary of riverside sirens but even get to make a pretty good country record. - Jeremy Perkins {J-26}