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Burn After Reading (2008) is an American / British / French black comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich and Tilda Swinton. It's about the effects of a CD containing the memoirs of a former CIA analyst being found by people who believe it to contain sensitive information and try to sell it.

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Why did Cox dislike Pfarrer since the beginning?

In Burn After Reading, as soon as the audience is introduced to Pfarrer, Cox starts having an uncomfortable back-and-forth with him, to the extent that it becomes obvious he dislikes Pfarrer. Later, ...
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What does "Witnessed and served" mean?

In Burn After Reading, I have been confused by a scene: Osbourne Cox is met by a man, who gives him a letter and tells him "witnessed and served" and Osbourne's friend goes "Whoops". Who witnesses ...