A Serious Man: Can Life Be Understood?

What’s going on? Protagonist Larry Gopnik keeps asking this question in the Coen Brothers’ 2009 drama, A Serious Man. In this video essay, Nerdwriter1 takes a closer look at Larry’s character in order to unpack the existential dilemma posed by the film—Can life ever be truly understood?


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Joel & Ethan Coen

A Serious Man