SERET: Norman + Q&A15

SERET: Norman + Q&A

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  • Wed 17 May
  • 138 minutes
  • Director: Joseph Cedar
  • Cast: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen
  • Israel/USA (2016)


In his first English-language film, Academy Award-nominated US-born Israeli writer/director Joseph Cedar (Footnote and Beaufort) brings us the comic and compassionate story of Norman Oppenheimer. With a stellar cast including Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi and Michael Sheen, Norman is a humble New York fixer, in Cedar’s re-imagining of an archetypal tale that has played out in history and literature for thousands of years: the Court Jew.

Norman, played by Gere, lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money. Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha Eshel, a charismatic Israeli politician alone in New York at a low point in his career. When Eshel becomes the Israeli Prime Minister three years later, Norman discovers that cashing in on his connection is more complicated than he thought.

We are delighted to welcome award-winning Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi for a Q&A after the screening.