O Brother, Where Art Thou? (movie)

2000 film directed by Ethan and Joel Coen

O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 American crime comedy movie directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starring George Clooney.[5] The movie is set in Mississippi in 1937[6] during the Great Depression. The movie's story is a comedy based on Homer’s Odyssey.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Directed byJoel Coen
Written by
  • Ethan Coen
  • Joel Coen
Based onThe Odyssey
by Homer
Produced byEthan Coen
CinematographyRoger Deakins
Edited by
Music byT Bone Burnett
Distributed by
Release date
  • December 22, 2000 (2000-12-22)
Running time
107 minutes
Budget$26 million[3]
Box office$71.9 million[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)". American Film Institute. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2014.
  3. "Box Office Data:O Brother Where Art Thou". The Numbers.com.
  4. "O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 8, 2008.
  5. Lafrance, J.D. (2004-04-05). "The Coen Brothers FAQ" (PDF). pp. 33–35. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  6. Richard J. Gray, Owen Robinson (2004). A companion to the literature and culture of the American south. Blackwell Publishing ltd. ISBN 9780631224044.

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