OR IS MARGE GUNDERSON THE COEN BROS' GREATEST CHARACTER?
Total Film|September 2021
IS IT JUST ME…
Leila Latif

The Coen brothers’ films are filled with phenomenal characters. From the absurd H.I. McDunnough in Raising Arizona to the neurotic Larry in A Serious Man via Burn After Reading’s delightful himbo Chad, there’s a common theme: blokes with terrible plans. And nowhere is this better represented than in 1996’s Fargo, a tragicomic modern western where a poorly conceived scheme spirals out of control. Only one woman can clear up the mess. And that woman is the Coenverse’s greatest character: Marge Gunderson.

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