Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Rated R 118 minutes 2017

Richard Gere gets one of the best roles of his career as the title character, a small-time investment broker in Manhattan whose chance friendship with an up-and-coming Israeli politician, played by Lior Ashkenazi, wins Norman a reputation in the local Jewish community as a consummate fixer. As the politician remarks, Norman is a "warm Jew," and writer-director Joseph Cedar (who was born in New York but makes movies in Israel) finds a thick streak of altruism amid all his professional ambition: he cares sincerely about those he's trying to help, and he takes a matchmaker's pleasure in grooming people to meet each other. Eventually the whole situation comes crashing down around Norman, and his public life of influence gives way to a private act of loyalty that proves him the ultimate mensch. With Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, and Steve Buscemi.

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Official Site: sonyclassics.com/norman/#

Director: Joseph Cedar

Producer: Oren Moverman, Gideon Tadmor, Eyal Rimmon, David Mandil, Miranda Bailey, Lawrence Inglee, Jim Kaufman, Amanda Marshall and Caroline Kaplan

Cast: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Hank Azaria, Harris Yulin, Josh Charles, Yehuda Almagor, Neta Riskin, Dov Glickman, Tali Sharon, Miranda Bailey, Scott Shepherd, Jonathan Avigdori, Andrew Polk, Jorge Pupo and Maryann Urbano

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