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

Release Date: April 14th, 2017

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Norman (Richard Gere), a New York fixer, knows the right people and can get things done. When an Israeli dignitary named Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi) comes to the city, Norman decides to impress the man by buying him some very expensive shoes. It works and he establishes a strong connection to the man, but a few years later, when Eshel becomes the Israel prime minister, Norman can't communicate with him anymore, and this threatens to destroy his reputation.

Cast: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Hank Azaria, Harris Yulin

Director: Joseph Cedar

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Blackbird, Solution Entertainment Group, Movie Plus, Cold Iron Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

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  • As involving as the story is with its impressive ensemble cast, “Norman” is above all a showcase for Gere’s substantial talents. show more

  • Cedar impressively creates a complex and intricately detailed portrait of the web of political, financial, social and religious affiliations that has everything to do with how the world works. show more

  • What’s best about the film is how Cedar and Gere have dreamed up a character who’s equally desperate and preternaturally ingratiating. show more

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