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Inside Llewyn Davis 2012 15

USA

The Coen brothers’ funny, melancholic elegy to early 1960s folk music stars Oscar Isaac as a songwriter struggling through a cold and calamitous winter. Shambolic and self-absorbed, Llewyn (Oscar Isaac) is a penniless musician on the fringes of the emerging folk scene, reduced to the occasional Greenwich Village gig and roughing it on the couches of barely sympathetic friends. Things go from hapless to hopeless when Llewyn loses a kindly couple’s beloved marmalade cat and discovers that his fling with married songstress Jean (Carey Mulligan) has resulted in a very unwanted pregnancy.

Punctuated throughout with terrifically memorable characters (the splendid cast includes John Goodman and Justin Timberlake), Inside Llewyn Davis riffs on the traditional biopic, creating a fictional reality that is nevertheless entirely honest in its portrayal of creative vulnerability and hubris, and that is heartfelt in its love for the era and its sounds.

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Featuring

Justin Timberlake

Carey Mulligan

Oscar Isaac

Genres

Drama

Collection

Festival Favourites Cannes Film Festival Cannes Film Festival selects

Certificate

15 Contains strong language, sex references and implied hard drug use

Released

2012

Country

USA

Language

English

Production company

Long Strange Trip LLC

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