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

“It can take a TV series an entire season to establish a political intrigue as elaborate as the one Cedar devises here—and even longer to flesh out such a fascinating protagonist, when all Cedar had to do was give this archetype a name.” —Peter DeBruge, Variety  “Made with skill, style and an insider’s knowledge of the intersecting worlds of New York and Israeli power politics…Gere presides over it all with an impressively self-effacing portrait of a man who, while you wouldn’t want to experience him in real life, remains fascinating onscreen from beginning to end.” —Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Now playing at The Belcourt 

Release Date: April 14th, 2017

DVD Release Date: July 11th, 2017

R|1 hr 58 min

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Plot Summary

Norman (Richard Gere), a New York fixer, knows the right people and can get things done.

The Lives of Others

A film highlighting “the Orwellian logic of East German Communism” where “the cruelty with which a totalitarian state can exploit the weakness and confusion of its citizens“ seems especially relevant today.  The unwieldy idea that “even in an oppressive society, individuals are burdened with free will” makes the “the film’s deepest, most challenging paradox: people don’t change, yet the world does” even more imperative to consider.