The Coen brothers’ alliance with George Clooney has already produced several zany comedies such as O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Burn After Reading.
The four-time Academy Award-winning directors opened the Berlinale for the second time. Having mercilessly amused themselves at Hollywood’s expense once before in Barton Fink, their new work takes another unsparing look behind the scenes. Bringing together an impressive line-up of stars in front of the camera and with scenes from musicals, westerns and film noir, Hail, Caesar! is the ultimate tribute to the golden age of the studio system.