Norman

Norman
  • 2016
  • Israel/USA
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joseph Cedar
  • Cast: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen

Norman Oppenheimer (Gere) is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse. It is one of Gere's best performances to date. While Norman is consistently fascinating to watch, the story is extremely dry and the flow of repetitive conversation eventually becomes exhausting.

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

5 Jun 20173 stars

Richard Gere continues his run of earnest indies under the stewardship of Joseph Cedar

The career of 67-year-old Richard Gere has taken a fascinating turn of late. Not for him the lure of Taken-style 'geriaction' franchises, oh no. Instead he's embracing age-appropriate roles in well-intentioned indies like Time Out of Mind (playing a…

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