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Norman (2016)

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (original title)
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Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

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Micha Eshel
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Phillip Cohen
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Rabbi Blumenthal
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Duby
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Hanna
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Arthur Taub
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Bill Kavish
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Jo Wilf
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Ron Maor (as Dov Glickman)
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Naomi Eshel
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Alexandra (Alex) Green
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Jacques (as Isaach De Bankole)
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Taub's Assistant
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Congressman Bob Easterly
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Norman Oppenheimer is the President of New York based Oppenheimer Strategies. His word-of-mouth business is consulting work largely in American-Israeli business and politics, that focus due to being Jewish. Most of that work is as a fixer: doing work that others don't want to do and with which they don't want to be officially associated. In reality, Norman is a shyster, and not a very good one at that. His office is comprised of his cell phone and whatever is stuffed in his satchel which is usually slung over his shoulder as he wanders the streets. What he promises is making connections, setting up a meeting between his guy and the other guy. Generally, "his guy" is non-existent, he dropping names of people he usually doesn't know to make connections. A usual tactic he uses is to say that his deceased wife was personally connected to so-and-so, such as being a babysitter, those stories always untrue. All he needs is for one of the people that he approaches to believe a story to build ... Written by Huggo

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The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

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$99,211 (USA) (14 April 2017)

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$3,810,812 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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First English-speaking feature film of writer-director Joseph Cedar. See more »

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Norman Oppenheimer: There are two kinds of moguls: First kind is like a big ocean liner ship. Makes a lot of waves, a lot of noise, everybody sees it coming from miles away. Like Jo Wilf. I think your boss, Minister Maor, is actually... in his close circle of friends. of course. And then there is Arthur. Well, Arthur is more like a nuclear submarine. he's quiet, he's fast, he's young. Extremely sophisticated.
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Thematically correct
24 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thematically correct, tactically incorrect. Nobody could grift so blatantly and badly and pathetically and slowly. Like watching paint dry in slow motion. And I just didn't care if Norman knew so and so or so what, show me the money. It never showed the money. I don't think there was money. My name is Norman and I never met a Norman who would not take a hit for the team and I never met a Norman who would lie like a rug just to get to lie some more. Maybe this is only a three movie. My first wife, who babysat for the manager of WBZ radio...


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