Although it is ostensibly a secular film in which religion is absent, Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo (1996) can be interpreted as a Biblical Morality Play. In particular, the development of the Biblical Virtues of Law, Wisdom and Family are personified in the character of the police chief Marge Gunderson, and the corresponding Sins of Lawlessness, Foolishness, Greed and Betrayal of Family are personified by the criminals Carl Showalter, Gaear Grimsrud and Jerry Lundegaard.
Beavis, Mary Ann
"Fargo: A Biblical Morality Play,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol4/iss2/3