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“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars , , and 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
Written by Ethan Coen
Based on The Odyssey
by Homer
Produced by Ethan Coen
Starring , , , , , , ,
Cinematography Roger Deakins
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
Language English
Budget $26 million
Box office $72 million

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