The Secret of the Coen Brothers

A film by the Coen brothers is easily recognizable. The Big Lebowski, Fargo, No Country for Old Men and the new Hail Caesar! – it does not matter which genres the directors mix together, they are unmistakably Coen brothers movies. But what is it exactly that makes them like that? And how do the two filmmakers succeed in creating complete caricatures of their characters but get away with it? VPRO radio reporter Emmie Kollau spoke with Film Faculty member Gerwin van der Pol, director Michiel ten Horn (Aanmodderfakker, De Ontmaagding van Eva van End) and his cameraman Joost Wolf to answer this question.

Listen to the full interview here (in Dutch).