Burn After Reading 2008

Burn After Reading is a 2008 black comedy film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.  The film stars John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, George Clooney & Brad Pitt.

It was released in the United States on September 12, 2008 and it was released on October 17, 2008 in the United Kingdom. The film had its premiere on August 27, 2008 when it opened the 2008 Venice Film Festival. The film is the brothers’ first to follow their Academy Award winning Best Picture, No Country for Old Men.

Plot: Osborne Cox (John Malkovich) is a CIA analyst who quits his job at the agency after being demoted because of a drinking problem. He then decides to write a memoir about his life in the CIA. His wife, pediatrician Katie Cox (Tilda Swinton), wants to divorce Osborne and, at the counsel of her divorce lawyer (J.R. Horne), she copies many of his personal and financial files off his computer and onto a compact disc. The lawyer’s receptionist accidentally leaves the disc at Hardbodies, a health club. After her husband is served with divorce papers, Katie changes the locks to keep him out of their house. An employee of the gym, Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt), obtains the disc from the gym’s custodian. Seeing the content of the memoir, he assumes that it is highly classified information and the financial data is some sort of cipher. Initially Chad only wants to give the disk back to Osborne hoping for a reward. But after a confusing phone conversation due to lack of communication between the two & a high temper on Osborne’s part, Chad and Linda, who wants the money to pay for cosmetic surgery, decide to blackmail him. Chad meets Osborne, who refuses to pay and punches Chad in the nose. Then Linda decides to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, she hands the disk over to the Russians, promising that she will give more information afterwards. Because Linda & Chad don’t have any more information, they decide to break into Osborne’s house.
* George Clooney as Harry Pfarrer
* Frances McDormand as Linda Litzke
* John Malkovich as Osborne Cox[3]
* Tilda Swinton as Katie Cox
* Brad Pitt as Chad Feldheimer
* Richard Jenkins as Ted Treffon
* Elizabeth Marvel as Sandy Pfarrer
* David Rasche as CIA Officer
* J. K. Simmons as CIA Superior
* Devin Rumer as Surveillance
* Olek Krupa as Krapotkin
* Dermot Mulroney as Star of Coming Up Daisy
* Claire Danes as Star of Coming Up Daisy

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