September 13, 2011
Touchstone / Disney
- Runtime: 107 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
IN THEATRES: DECEMBER 22, 2000 (NY/LA)
O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?, a Coen brothers (FARGO, RAISING ARIZONA) film that is loosely based on Homer's epic poem, THE ODYSSEY, is set in Mississippi in the 1930s. In the film, three prisoners (George Clooney, John Turturro, Charles Durning) escape, hoping to return home to their families. While dodging a tracker who is hot on their trail, the three men travel across the South, having wild adventures and meeting a bizarre cast of characters along the way.
The title of this film, O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, comes from the 1942 film SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS. In that movie, which is about a film director, "O Brother, Where Art Thou" is the title of the movie within the movie.