“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson as three escaped convicts who embark on a wild adventure through rural Mississippi in the 1930s in search of treasure.
The film follows Ulysses Everett McGill (Clooney), Pete Hogwallop (Turturro), and Delmar O'Donnell (Nelson) as they escape from a chain gang and set out to find a buried treasure before it is lost forever. Along the way, they encounter various eccentric characters, including a blind prophet, a trio of sirens, and a corrupt politician.
The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography, and won the award for Best Cinematography. It also won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for several other awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The film's soundtrack, which features traditional folk and bluegrass music, was a commercial success and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
|Directed by||Joel Coen|
|Written by||Joel Coen Ethan Coen|
|Based on||The Odyssey
|Produced by||Ethan Coen|
|Starring||George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, Michael Badalucco, John Goodman, Holly Hunter,|
|Edited by||Roderick Jaynes Tricia Cooke|
|Music by||T Bone Burnett|
|Touchstone PicturesUniversal PicturesStudioCanalWorking Title FilmsBlind Bard Pictures|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (North America, Germany, Italy and Spain) Alliance Atlantis (United Kingdom; through Momentum Pictures) BAC Films (France)Universal Pictures (International)|
|Release dates||May 13, 2000 (Cannes) October 19, 2000 (AFI Film Festival) December 22, 2000 (United States)|
|Running time||107 minutes|
|Countries||United States United Kingdom France|
|Box office||$72 million|