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Arbitrage (2012)

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A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Robert Miller is a successful financial businessman with a loving wife and a smart daughter ready to take over the family business. Professional secrets involving illegal fraudulent activities start coming out at the same time that Robert's personal secrets take a turn for the worse and threaten to derail everything he has achieved. Written by napierslogs

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Power is the best alibi.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, brief violent images and drug use | See all certifications »

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14 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Mentiras mortales  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,002,165 (USA) (14 September 2012)

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$7,918,283 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon played husband and wife once before in the movie 'Shall We Dance' (c.2004). See more »

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In the courthouse scene, Jimmy explicitly undoes his tie and pulls his collar out in exasperation, but his tie and collar are in place when he is on the bench. See more »

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Maria Bartiromo: But you took a huge bet on the housing crisis in the middle of the biggest boom in housing anybody has ever seen. Why?
Robert Miller: I'm a child of the '50s. My father welded steel for the Navy, and my mother worked at the V.A. They lived through the Depression, Pearl Harbor, and the bomb. They didn't think that bad things might happen. They knew that bad things would happen.
Maria Bartiromo: Is that what's happening now?
Robert Miller: When I was a kid, my favorite teacher was Mr. James. Mr. James said world events all ...
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Van Cleef & Arpels, the French jewelry, watch, and perfume company is incorrectly shown as "Van Cleef & Aprels" in the credits roll. See more »

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Referenced in 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) See more »

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Just One More Chance
Performed by Billie Holiday, Ray Ellis and Orchestra
Lyrics by Sam Coslow and Music by Arthur Johnston
Published by Sony/ATV Harmony
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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"Dense, multifaceted and reverent..."
8 April 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

American screenwriter, producer and director Nicholas Jarecki' feature film debut which he wrote, premiered in the Premieres section at the 28th Sundance Film Festival in 2012, was shot on location in New York City, USA and is an American production which was produced by producers Laura Bickford, Justin Nappi, Kevin Turen and Robert Salerno. It tells the story about a very successful business man named Robert Miller who lives with his wife named Ellen and who manages a private investment fund called Miller's Capital which he is in negotiations about selling.

Distinctly and precisely directed by American filmmaker Nicholas Jarecki, this finely tuned fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from the protagonist's point of view, draws a riveting portrayal of an American man who shortly after having turned 60-years-old gets himself into a situation which jeopardizes his relationship with his wife, their daughter named Brooke and the future of his company. While notable for its naturalistic milieu depictions, fine production design by production designer Beth Mickle and cinematography by cinematographer Yurick Le Saux, this character-driven and narrative-driven story depicts a refined study of character.

This conversational, incisive and at times humorous crime drama which is set in New York City where a capitalist tries to make his way out of a serious predicament whilst being chased by a driven NYPD detective named Michael Bryer, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, the magnificent acting performances by American actor Richard Gere and English actor Tim Roth and the fine acting performances by actor Nate Parker and American actresses Brit Marling and Susan Sarandon. A dense, multifaceted and reverent thriller.


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