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Serious Man

Killing Off A Simple Jewish Soul In 'A Serious Man'

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

In their 2009 film "A Serious Man," the Coens, for the first time in their career as moviemakers, decide to go back to their Minnesota upbringing and tell a story that touches on the Jewish depredations of Job and Kafka.

Interview: Oscar Alumni Joel & Ethan Coen Make A Serious Man No Laughing Matter

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

The Coen brothers had "Jewish technical advisors, helping with language and liturgical stuff" in their movie A Serious Man, as well as "a raft of translators for the Yiddish."