A dark comedy by the Coen brothers is opening the Venice film festival.
"Burn After Reading" stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand.
The movie is a tale about idiots - and what happens when their worlds collide.
Pitt and McDormand play a pair of hapless gym employees who get in over their heads when the memoirs of a failed CIA analyst, played by John Malkovich, fall into their hands.
Clooney plays a hypochondriac philanderer having an affair with the CIA analyst's wife, played by Tilda Swinton.
It's Clooney's third film with the Coen brothers. Pitt told a news conference Wednesday that he had waited a long time to work with the Coens.