An Oscar-winning actor for his role as a killer in a film by the Coen brothers: here is the film that absolutely must not be missed on television this Monday, May 22.

In 2007, the brothers Joel and Ethan Coen freed themselves from their usual comedies to offer a thriller against a backdrop of an explosive western. Adapting Cormac McCarthy’s novel, No Country for Old Men was a worldwide success, and quickly became a cult film by the director brothers. The audience discovers the dark intrigue which features Sheriff Bell, a hopeless man who finds himself investigating several violent crimes after a hunter steals two million dollars discovered inside an abandoned vehicle. surrounded by corpses.

Carried by the interpretations of Josh Brolin or Tommy Lee Jones, No country for Old Men, however, was unanimous thanks to the presence in the casting of Javier Bardem. The Spanish actor embodies a terrifying movie villain, the killer Anton Chigurh, who alone symbolizes the escalation of gratuitous violence witnessed by the public in the film. For this role, Javier Bardem won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2008.

Before delivering this masterful and chilling performance in No Country for Old Men, Javier Bardem had rejected the role, arguing that he could not drive, spoke poor English and “hated violence”. But the Coens insist, explaining their intuition, and the rest is history of cinema. No Country for Old Men by Joel and Ethan Coen is to be seen on television this Monday, May 22, 2023, at 9:10 p.m. on France 3.