INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis || In February 1961, Llewyn Davis is a struggling folk singer in New York City’s Greenwich Village. His recent solo album Inside Llewyn Davis is not selling; he has no money and is sleeping on the couches of friends and acquaintances. After playing The Gaslight Café one night he is beaten up in the alley behind the café, for reasons not immediately apparent, by a shadowy man in hat and suit with a southern accent.
Davis awakens in the apartment of two friends, the Gorfeins. As he leaves, their cat escapes and is locked out of the apartment. Davis takes him to the apartment of Jim and Jean Berkey, where Jean reluctantly agrees to allow Davis to stay the night, despite already having promised as much to another aspiring folk singer/songwriter, Troy Nelson, a young military man stationed at nearby Fort Dix. Jean informs Davis that she is pregnant, and that Davis could be the father. The next morning, Davis opens a window and the Gorfeins’ cat escapes the Berkeys’ apartment. Later, Jean asks Davis to pay for an abortion, though she is upset it may be Jim’s child she is losing.
Davis visits his sister, hoping to borrow money. Instead she gives him a box of his belongings, which he tells her to leave outside by the curb. She mentions that he could make money by returning to the Merchant Marine. On Jim’s invitation, Davis records a space travel-themed novelty song with Jim and Al Cody. Needing money for the abortion, Davis agrees to an immediate $200 rather than royalties. Davis looks to set up the appointment for the abortion, only to learn that payment will not be necessary.
Genre: Drama, Music
Actors: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Production: Cbs Films, Studiocanal, Anton Capital Entertainment
Duration: 104 Menit
Release Date: 13 October 2013
Countries: USA, UK, France