The film “No Country for Old Men” premiered in
2007 under the direction of Coen brothers. The film got inspiration from Cormac
McCarthy’s novel “No Country for Old Men”. The film mainly focuses on three
main characters the sheriff Ed Tom Bell, a psychopathic killer Anton Chigurh
and a hunter Llewelyn Moss. The setting of the film is the 1980’s Texas.
Llyewelyn Moss one of the main characters in the film is a hunter as well as
welder and during one of his hunting trips to the desert he comes across a drug
deal gone wrong. He discovers several dead bodies in the scene, including a
dog. As he inspects the scene, he comes across a man of Mexican descent who has
severe wounds. The man asks Moss for water and in the process, he discovers
that he is holding a briefcase, which had $2Million. He takes the briefcase
from the Mexican man and heads to his trailer. He fails to inform the police
about the incident but later returns to bring the injured Mexican man water
although a track with two men pursues him and he manages to escape.
incident, Moss sends his wife away and hides in a motel in Del Rio since he
knew that the owner of the money would send people after him. His fears are
confirmed when Chigurh a Psychopathic killer hunts for Moss to recover the
money. In the process of recovering the money, several people lose their lives.
Chigurh finally catches up with Moss and both get injuries in a gunfight. Moss
is taken to the hospital and there he meets Wells who is hired by the owner of
the moneyto replace Chigurh who has gone out of control however, Chigurh later
kills Wells. Sheriff Bells investigates the massacre in the hotel where Chigurh
had murdered the Mexicans although he never manages to crack the case. Chirguh
on the other hand threatens Moss’s wife and after getting into an accident, he
decides to flee. “No Country for Old Men”
highlights different themes in the development of the plot and fate is one of
them. In the film, several things influence the fate of the characters.