Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Norman (Richard Gere) is a Fixer, a Deal Maker, in New York. In his own mind anyway. When he encounters an Israeli politician at a New York conference he sees the opportunity to befriend and cultivate him as a source for dealmaking.
'Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer' plays out as a kind of Jewish allegory. It won't appeal to everybody. It is slow moving and its dense dialogue is counterbalanced by the absence of action. Humour, where it is present, is quite subtle.
For those who would enjoy a slow burning, subtle, morality tale, 'Norman' is worth the effort not the least for its unexpectedly neat resolution.