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

In select theaters
April 14th 2017
117 minutes
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Israel
  • USA
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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. The new film by Academy Award® nominated director Joseph Cedar (FOOTNOTE) is a comic and compassionate drama of a little man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgive—a need to matter.
Richard Gere
Norman Oppenheimer
Lior Ashkenazi
Micha Eshel
Michael Sheen
Philip Cohen
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Alex Green
Dan Stevens
Bill Kavish
Steve Buscemi
Rabbi Blumenthal
Hank Azaria
Srul Katz
Harris Yulin
Jo Wilf
Director / Writer
Joseph Cedar
Yaron Scharf
Brian A. Kates
Jun Miyake
Production Design
Kalina Ivanov, Arad Sawat
Set Decoration
Joanne Ling
Art Direction
Barbra Matis
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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer © 2016
Sony Classics