NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER (previously titled Oppenheimer Strategies) is an upcoming drama thriller film written and directed by Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar, whose 2011 drama Footnote was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars. Starring Richard Gere, the film had its world premiere at the 2016 Telluride Film Festival and played at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Norman Oppenheimer (Gere) only wants to matter. Living a lonely life in the shadow of power and money, he uses any angle or connection to put himself in a position of significance. He is an opportunist, just not a very good one. Until he finally bets on the right horse by buying a pair of expensive shoes for Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), a lowly Israeli politician. When Micha becomes Prime Minister, Norman finds himself in the center of a geopolitical drama beyond anything he could have imagined. Using his small-time skills, Norman tries to solve a growingly complex puzzle with big-time implications.
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Josh Charles, Michael Sheen, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Hank Azaria, Harris Yulin, Miranda Bailey, and Thom Bishops also star in the film.
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