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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
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In this quirky, captivating, well-acted, star-studded (Michael Sheen, Hank Azaria, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Ann Dowd, Jay Patterson, D.C. Anderson, Bern Cohen, and Davide Borella), 118-minute film told in four chapters (1: A Foot in the Door, 2: The Right Horse, 3: The Anonymous Donor, and 4: The Price of Peace), a lying, smooth-talking, small-time, peanut-allergic, tenacious, wheeler-dealer, Jewish New York City fixer (Richard Gere), who irritates everyone from a rabbi (Steve Buscemi) to powerful businessmen (Josh Charles, Dan Stevens, Harris Yulin, et al.), gets embroiled in a political quagmire after he befriends an ambitious Israeli deputy minister (Lior Ashkenazi) who becomes prime minister three years later only to find his position as a world leader in jeopardy when he is accused of taking bribes.

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