NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Sony Pictures Classics says it will release the star-studded Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer in North America, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and most of Asia.
“Norman Oppenheimer only wants to matter,” a synopsis said. “Living a lonely life in the shadow of power and money, he uses any angle or connection to put himself in a position of significance. He is an opportunist, just not a very good one. Until he finally bets on the right horse by buying a pair of expensive shoes for Micha Eshel, a lowly Israeli politician. When Micha becomes Prime Minister, Norman finds himself in the center of a geopolitical drama beyond anything he could have imagined. Using his small-time skills, Norman tries to solve a growingly complex puzzle with big-time implications. This everyman’s journey is filled with the comedy, drama, and tragedy of a man propelled out of anonymity yet ultimately too small to ever be valued.”
“Joseph Cedar is that exceptional filmmaker who possesses a singular style and has so much to say about our character and the state of the world,” SPC said in a statement.