Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer (2017)
Saturday 23rd September 2017
Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere; Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Chicago) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, and strives to be everyone's friend. His incessant networking leads him nowhere until he ends up befriending a young but charismatic politician, Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), at a low point in his life.
Three years later, the politician becomes the Prime Minister of Israel. Norman uses Eshel's name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Norman's nephew (Michael Sheen; Passengers, Midnight In Paris, TV's Masters Of Sex), a rabbi (Steve Buscemi; Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, TV's Boardwalk Empire), a mogul (Harris Yulin), his assistant (Dan Stevens; Beauty & The Beast, TV's Downton Abbey) and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. Norman's plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.
Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer, released on DVD 16th October 2017 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, is a comedic and compassionate drama of a man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgive - a need to matter.
- An Evening with Norman: Q&A with Richard Gere & Joseph Cedar
- Making The Connection: Norman On The Red Carpet