1996. USA. Dir: Joel & Ethan Coen. With Frances McDormand. 98 min.
A car salesman hires incompetent kid- nappers to hold his wife for ransom, initiating a shocking series of crimes that unsettle the still Minnesota winter. In a morally gray, snow-white landscape, McDormand shines as a seven-month pregnant police chief who ventures into the elements in order to restore justice.