Tuesday, November 30, 2010
In No Country for Old Men, Bardem plays the role of Anton Chiguir. Chiguir is a hired gun, tracking down a stolen suitcase full of money for a Mexican drug cartel. He is ruthless, cold, and completely exempt of emotion. Chiguir is completely without scruples, murdering person after person who gets in his way, and doing it without the slightest hint of emotion. He is resolute and stoic, perhaps best represented by his weapon of choice: a captive bolt pistol most commonly used to kill livestock. Chiguir murders people in the same way, and with the same emotion that a slaughterhouse worker kills a calf.