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No Country For Old Men Ending Explained: Everything You Need to Know So Far!

No Country For Old Men Ending Explained

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-Western crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy.

The film is set in the 1980 West Texas desert and features Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin.

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The film revisits the themes of destiny, conscience, and circumstance that the Coen brothers had previously explored in their films Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), and Fargo (1996).

No Country for Old Men: Ending Explained

The film initially leads us to believe that we will see the ‘Good Guy’ defeating the ‘Bad Guy’ and walking off into the sunset with a bag of cash. We soon realise that no one was truly ‘good,’ and that everyone was only interested in the drug money.

We don’t even get our hero-villain showdown, because Llewelyn is killed off-screen by a third party. Ed was the ‘good’ sheriff who only survived because he was outmatched and arrived too late at the crime scenes.

No Country For Old Men concludes with Ed recalling his father’s dreams and implying that he is the old man for whom there is no country left. He has accepted defeat and lost the ability to understand crime and its nature over the years.

Ed recalls two dreams about his father. One is about his father tricking him into losing money. And another in which he is riding alongside his father in the cold. His father is carrying a splinter in a horn and goes into the dark to put out a fire. Ed has a dream in which his father is waiting for him.

Ed clearly admired his father, especially when they were both sheriffs. He is now retired and believes that when he dies, he will be reunited with his father. But for the time being, he must continue to try to comprehend what the world is becoming.

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West Texas, 1980: A hunter (Josh Brolin) discovers numerous dead bodies, a stash of heroin, and $2 million in cash in the region’s arid wasteland near the Rio Grande.

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He takes the money and flees, but he is pursued by a cold-blooded killer (Javier Bardem). Meanwhile, the aging local sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones) searches for both the hunter and the killer.

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