Arbitrage

Arbitrage

Nicholas Jarecki (2012)

102min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Although not strictly about the global financial meltdown, Nicholas Jarecki's accomplished directorial debut says more about the nature of corporate greed than worthier dramas like Margin Call. Richard Gere plays a hedge-fund mogul whose world has begun to fall apart, both professionally and personally. Not only is he caught up in a financial fraud that could scupper his plans to sell his company, but when he leaves the scene of a car accident that results in the death of his mistress (Laetitia Casta), he finds himself facing a potential prison sentence. The old silver fox Gere gives one of his best performances in recent years as the suave corporate shark, on the surface the charity-giving, caring face of capitalism, but willing to play every dirty trick in the book to save his fortune and liberty. Tim Roth is equally good as the dogged detective who, for once, doesn't want the rich to get away with it. Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling, as Gere's wife and daughter, also increase the value of this very polished thriller.

Summary

A businessman desperately tries to keep his past crimes a secret as he completes the sale of his company. However, a single mistake threatens to bring all the misdeeds to light, and as he struggles to keep his family from becoming involved, a police detective begins gathering evidence against him. Thriller, starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth.

Cast & Crew

Robert Miller Richard Gere
Ellen Miller Susan Sarandon
Det Michael Bryer Tim Roth
Brooke Miller Brit Marling
Julie Cote Laetitia Casta
Jimmy Grant Nate Parker
Syd Felder Stuart Margolin
Gavin Briar Chris Eigeman
Director Nicholas Jarecki
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Koch Media EntertainmentGuidance: Swearing, drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 1 Mar 2013
Drama