The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, set this film in suburban Minnesota, where they grew up as sons of Jewish academics.  A Serious Man is a complex, mature black comedy. It explores many themes while keeping a great pace, and raising a lot of interesting questions on life, its consequences, and its uncertainty.  

Woody Allen's autobiographical film is the Oscar-winning sensation which put him on the map. It is a deeply touching, funny, brilliantly told story, creating a stunning portrait not only of 70’s pop culture, but of human nature too – and is probably considered his best film.