One of last year’s most pleasantly surprising performances was Richard Gere’s great turn as a morally bankrupt hedge-fund magnate in Arbitrage, a taut thriller and engaging character study from documentary director Nicholas Jarecki (The Ousider) — half-brother of Eugene (The House I Live In) and Andrew (Capturing the Friedmans). The eternally handsome Gere relishes this perfectly tailored role, skillfully creating sympathy for his unrelatable character and delivering one of the best performances of his career. He is supported by an impressive ensemble that includes Susan Sarandon as his long-suffering wife, Tim Roth as the NYPD detective determined to bring him down, and a scene-stealing Brit Marling (Sound of My Voice) as his sharp daughter and corporate heir. Incredibly accomplished for a debut feature and boasting a terrific performance at its core, Arbitrage is exactly the kind of juicy thriller that folks say Hollywood no longer makes, and A Fistful of Culture is pleased to be giving you the chance to win one of three Blu-ray copies throughout this week thanks to Madman.
Arbitrage is out now on Blu-ray and DVD. Check out the trailer and Blu-ray cover below.
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