Sunday, June 22, 2008

La Vendetta di Carmel

Author: Jamie Madden
Location: Melbourne, Australia

"La vendetta di Carmel (The Revenge of Carmel)"

Directed by: Joel Coen
Written and Produced by: Joel and Ethan Coen
Edited: Tricia Cooke and Roderick Jaynes
Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Original Score: T Bone Burnett

Principal Cast:

Susan Sarandon as Carmel
Jeff Goldblum as Greg
Anjelica Huston as la femmina
Jeff Bridges as Charlie

Tagline: "Karma is kids stuff. A Vendetta is Carmel’s way!"

Synopsis: Susan Sarandon stars as Carmel, a desperate, needy, divorcĂ©e who has lost hope in love, in a new black comedy by The Coen Brothers. On a lonely winters night, Carmel decides that her ex husband Charlie (Jeff Bridges) has darted karma long enough, and now she is going to play God with her shotgun. Carmel travels to Italy where Charlie is living with his new wife (Anjelica Huston) known as la femmina (the bitch.) However when Carmel meets Greg (Jeff Goldblum) she questions whether her moral compass has been shot off along with Charlie’s head. Carmel falls in love again, only to find that Greg has been cheating on her with la femmina. Now it’s no holds bar in a European revenge trip, which will have anyone in the firing range minus a limb.

What the press would say:

“A new twist on the ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ saga, with Sarandon in her element, taking on a Peter Finch mad as hell style of acting”

“Great supporting roles from Anjelica Huston and Jeff Bridges”

“Fantastic cross country revenge trip”

“The best Coen brother’s movie since Fargo”

For Your Consideration:

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actress (Susan Sarandon)
Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Goldblum)
Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges)
Best Supporting Actress (Anjelica Huston)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Original Score

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