Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New

Richard Gere has won plaudits all round for his hilarious and tragic performance as a New York fixer who may be a mensch, or just a complete schlemiel, in Joseph Cedar’s wheeling and dealing comedy. Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives on the margins of New York City’s Jewish community, a ‘macher’ dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. Always on the lookout for someone willing to network with 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 the Israeli 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. Norman’s kaleidoscopic plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.

[Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session. High-Tea: In-Cinema dining session. CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.]

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Rating M
Genre Drama
Running Time 118
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