Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone’s friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere.

Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), a charismatic Israeli politician alone in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing Eshel’s vulnerability, Norman reaches out with a gift of a very expensive pair of shoes, a gesture that deeply touches Eshel. When Eshel becomes Prime Minister three years later, he remembers.

With his very real connection to the leader of a major nation, Norman is awash in the respect he has always craved. Flush with his newfound feeling of success, Norman attempts to use Eshel’s name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Norman’s nephew (Michael Sheen), a rabbi (Steve Buscemi), a mogul (Harris Yulin), his assistant (Dan Stevens), and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. Norman’s kaleidoscopic plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.

The new film by Academy Award® nominated director Joseph Cedar (FOOTNOTE) is a compassionate drama of a little man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgive—a need to matter


In select cinemas May 25, 2017

Genre: Drama

Director: Joseph Cedar

Run Time: 117 minutes

Language: English 

Censor: M - Coarse language

Richard Gere

Michael Sheen

Lior Ashkenazi

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Steve Buscemi

Dan Stevens

Hank Azaria


FIND A CINEMA NEAR YOU

VIC
CINEMA NOVA (Carlton)
VILLAGE CINEMA RIVOLI
VILLAGE CINEMA KNOX
PALACE BALWYN
PALACE COMO
PALACE DENDY BRIGHTON
KINO CINEMA
CLASSIC CINEMA (Elsternwick)
CAMEO CINEMA (Belgrave)
LIDO CINEMA

TAS
STATE CINEMA HOBART

WA
LUNA LEEDERVILLE

SA
PALACE NOVA EASTEND

NSW
EVENT CINEMA CASTLE HILL
EVENT CINEMA MACQUARIE
EVENT CINEMA BONDI JUNCTION
DENDY OPERA QUAYS
CREMORNE ORPHEUM
CINEMA PARADISO (Ettalong)
EVENT CINEMA CRONULLA
CHAUVEL CINEMA
PALACE NORTON STREET

ACT
CAPITOL CINEMA MANUKA
PALACE ELECTRIC CINEMA

QLD
PALACE CENTRO
PALACE BARRACKS

 

★★★★
Richard Gere is outstanding
— AZcentral
★★★★
Norman … slyly provocative as it is entertaining
— Slant Magazine
Gere in one of his best performances ever
— Rolling Stones
Gere is Brilliant
— Boston Herald