Blood Simple. (1984)
“We don't seem to be communicating.”
In their first effort, the Coen Brothers told a story of noir fatalism, a hard boiled crime story minus the detective. Or rather, there is a detective, but he is not the man discovering the crime. He is the one committing it.
Instead, the detective (named Vissar) decides to fake their death, collect the payment, and then kill Marty. He leaves evidence that Abby committed the murder. Unfortunately, Ray stumbles upon the aftermath, thinks that Abby is behind it, and attempts to cover up the crime. From there things spiral further and further down until everyone save Abby is dead.
The other theme here, and the other side of all of humanity’s problems, is the utter failure to benefit from free will. This story is a series of people choosing to do stupid things. In almost every case they are faced with the choice to do right, but actively decide to do the wrong, the clearly dangerous, to take the path marked “dangerous consequences ahead.”