Well it was just announced earlier this week that The Coen Brothers’ next film A Serious Man would be premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, and now the first trailer has arrived online. The Coens rarely seem to do two movies in a row that are similar since their interests and talents span a wide variety of genres. In this case, A Serious Man actually does feel a little bit like their last film Burn After Reading in that it’s something of a dark comedy. But from this trailer it’s still hard to fully grasp what exactly to expect from this film.
I like the fact that it’s a bit mysterious though, and I love how most of it is set to the soundtrack of the main character (played by Michael Stuhlbarg) having his head repeatedly slammed against a blackboard. Unlike Burn After Reading, there certainly aren’t many big names in this film (the only one I recognize off the bat is Richard Kind). The story is set in 1967. Larry Gopnik is a professor at a midwestern university and finds out that his wife is leaving him. After that, the rest of his life starts to fall apart as well. Check out the trailer after the jump or watch it in HD over at Apple.com. A Serious Man hits theatres on October 2nd.