It's a funny bit, but Gere — who even now continues to establish himself as one of the screen's most subtly inventive actors — allows glimpses of the pain that lies beneath Norman's hyper exterior. In one especially poignant scene, Norman appears to be bedding down for the night in Penn Station.Cedar masterfully leaves a gauzy veil draped across his central character, a man whom time has passed by.Richard Gere may have played a gentleman (by loose definition) in Pretty Women, but his real-life dating habits are far less romantic!
Variety have reported that filming will begin this spring in the UK, so presumably Richard will film his scenes for this film before filming starts on and an English translation.If so, enjoy these video stills from my collection of guys tied up or bound in movies and TV shows.Rating: R Run time: 1 hour 57 minutes Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Richard Gere, Michael Sheen Director: Joseph Cedar En español | The world pays scant attention to Norman (Richard Gere), an aging Manhattan "fixer." Norman has spent his vaguely defined career making thousands of random professional contacts (he'd call them "friends"), then finding ways to involve these disparate individuals in baroque business deals. Learning the stranger is a mid-level Israeli diplomat named Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), Norman befriends him to the point of ushering him into a swank men's store and buying him a costly pair of shoes (shades of Pretty Woman! He buys those shoes for the guy, sticks Eshel's business card in his pocket and files Eshel in his mind as a possible cog in some yet-to-be-crafted business deal. Yet even a pest stumbles upon a winner sometimes, and writer-director Joseph Cedar introduces us to Norman at just such a moment: He spots a rather important-looking fellow on a New York sidewalk and strikes up a conversation. But whatever gifts God may have denied to Norman, charm and the power of persuasion were not among them.Three years later, Eshel finds himself unexpectedly elevated to prime minister of Israel.