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Fargo is a 1996 American crime drama/neo-noir black comedy thriller film written, directed and produced by the Coen Brothers.

Set in the Upper Midwest United States (the opening and closing scenes are set in North Dakota and the rest in Minnesota), it is the tale of a car salesman (William H. Macy), who has hired two men (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife for a ransom of $1 million. The crime sets off a chain of murders, which are in turn investigated by pregnant policewoman Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand).

At the 69th Academy Awards, Fargo won two Oscars, for best original screenplay and for best actress in a leading role for Frances McDormand. The film also won the British BAFTA Award and several other international film awards, including the Award for Best Director (Joel Coen) at the Cannes Film Festival of 1996.

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