Cinematic depiction of a more realistic psychopath

This is Anton Chigurh played by Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men

A scene from It’s no country for old menwhich has as its protagonist Javier Bardem

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Do you know the cinematic representation of a more realistic psychopath? The interpretation of Javier Bardem in the role of Anton Chigurh in It’s no country for old men was judged “the most realistic cinematic depiction of a psychopath” by a panel of independent psychologists. The study was published in 2013 on no less than on Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Anton Chigurh is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the novel It’s no country for old men Of Cormac McCarthyIn the film adaptation of the same name, he is masterfully played by Javier Bardem. The portrayal of the character by Bardem was widely praised by film critics and for this the actor won a Oscarsa Golden Globes it’s a British Academy Film Award.

The character Chigurh he has also been featured on numerous lists of the greatest villains in film history. Anton Chigurh he is a hitman without conscience, remorse and compassion. He is described by Carson Wellsa central character in the novel by Cormac McCarthyas a “psychopathic murderer, in his thirties, with a dark complexion and blue eyes”. Chigurh he coldly flips a coin to decide the fate of some of his victims.

Bardem’s cinematic portrayal of a psychopath is masterful

Anton Chigurh he deliberately kills without compassion or remorse. He kills or tries to kill almost everyone he meets in the film, few people he spares. He doesn’t kill the gas station owner, who correctly guesses the coin toss of Chigurh.

He doesn’t even do it when he meets the woman in the trailer park office, because he hears the toilet flushing in a nearby room. He also spares the woman at the motel reception, the sheriff Ed Tom Bell and of the two boys on bicycles giving a Chigurh one of their shirts after his accident.

The plot of No Country for Old Men

We are in 1980 in Texas. Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), a Texan welder returning from Vietnam Warwhile hunting in the wild territories bordering the Mexico comes across a large sum of money. It is what remains of a settlement of accounts between local gangs for a drug game. Moss he takes home the $2.4 million with the intention of securing a better future for himself e Carla Jean (Kelly Macdonald), his young wife.

Moss he is forced to flee the trailer where he lives with his wife due to his choice to get hold of the money. He is in fact hunted by unscrupulous individuals who want to take possession of the large sum of money. Moss he will also have to deal with the ruthless killer Anton Chigurhwho most of all wants to take possession of the large sum.

Meanwhile Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), the sheriff of Terrell County goes on the trail of Mosshoping to find him first, in order to help him escape death. Bell he is close to retirement and is driven by a three-generation-old code of honor and many feelings of guilt. He feels totally inadequate for that role, which he has assumed for a long time due to the changes that have occurred in the country. He does not feel that he is any more capable of really guaranteeing order and justice in his county than he is.

What does Anton Chigurh do in the film?

In 1980, Anton Chigurh must recover a suitcase containing 2.4 million dollars in the West Texas. This sum is what remains of a settlement of accounts between local gangs for a drug shipment. He discovers that he has taken possession of the money Llewelyn Mossa Texan welder who sees a possible ransom in money.

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Luca Miglietta

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Cinematic depiction of a more realistic psychopath