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A Serious Man (2009)

R
106 min | Comedy, Drama

Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.
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Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes) | Joel Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
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Budget
$ 7,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 251,337
Gross (USA)
$ 9,190,525
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Release date
Nov 6, 2009 (United States)

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73 cast members
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Michael Stuhlbarg
Larry Gopnik Larry Gopnik   See fewer
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Richard Kind
Uncle Arthur Uncle Arthur   See fewer
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Fred Melamed
Sy Ableman Sy Ableman   See fewer
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Sari Lennick
Judith Gopnik Judith Gopnik   See fewer
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Aaron Wolff
Danny Gopnik Danny Gopnik   See fewer
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Jessica McManus
Sarah Gopnik Sarah Gopnik   See fewer
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Peter Breitmayer
Mr. Brandt Mr. Brandt   See fewer
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Brent Braunschweig
Mitch Brandt Mitch Brandt   See fewer
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David Kang
Clive Park Clive Park   See fewer
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Jack Swiler
Boy on Bus Boy on Bus   See fewer
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Jon Kaminski Jr.
Mike Fagle Mike Fagle   See fewer
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Arlen Finkle Arlen Finkle   See fewer
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Rabbi Marshak Rabbi Marshak   See fewer
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Rabbi Nachtner Rabbi Nachtner   See fewer
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Dr. Sussman Dr. Sussman   See fewer
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Hebrew School Teacher Hebrew School Teacher   See fewer
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Dr. Shapiro Dr. Shapiro   See fewer
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Jane Hammill
Larry's Secretary Larry's Secretary   See fewer
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Physics Student (uncredited) Physics Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 117,113 votes