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

Opens Jun 2, 2017

Richard Gere stars as Norman Oppenheimer, a fascinating and desperate man who relentlessly hustles his way through New York City. His networking and scheming keep him afloat but rarely amount to much. One day, however, fortune seems to favor Norman. An Israeli politician named Micha (Lior Ashkenazi) lands in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing that Micha's friendship might later come in handy, Norman ingratiates himself by purchasing an expensive pair of shoes for Micha. Years later, Micha becomes Prime Minister of Israel. True to form, Norman is inspired to take advantage of his connection. Soon, he finds himself navigating a messy quagmire of his own making. Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Dan Stevens co-star in this funny, gripping film, the English-language debut of the Oscar-nominated writer-director Joseph Cedar (Footnote). 

"A marvel of wit and off-kilter humanity. Gere has never been better." (AO Scott, New York Times)