ARBITRAGE
2012, Roadside Attractions, 107 min, USA, Dir: Nicholas Jarecki

Billionaire hedge-fund manager Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is caught making illegal deals by a business partner and has just days to balance his books to avoid jail time. In addition, Miller is in the midst of a cat-and-mouse game with a detective (Tim Roth) investigating him for covering up the accidental killing of his mistress. ARBITRAGE is both a tense, edge-of your-seat thriller (think Bernie Madoff meets MATCH POINT) and a complex character study expertly executed by Gere.“Mr. Gere is one of cinema's great walkers, graced with a suggestively predatory physical suppleness, and he slips through the movie like a panther. He's the film's most deluxe item.” - Manohla Dargis, New York Times.


BREATHLESS (1983)
1983, MGM/Park Circus, 97 min, USA, Dir: Jim McBride

After killing a cop, reckless drifter Jesse (Richard Gere) goes on the run, stringing French architecture student Monica (Valerie Kaprisky) along with him in this surreal reimagining of Jean-Luc Godard’s classic A BOUT DE SOUFFLE. Both thrilling and stylistically unique, director Jim McBride’s steamy crime drama features a stellar score by legendary composer Jack Nitzsche (THE EXORCIST, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN) and music from Brian Eno, Philip Glass, and Johnny Lee Lewis. Dense with thought-provoking filmic cross-referencing, BREATHLESS is a film that seductively engrosses both the casual moviegoer and the avid cinephile. “This is the kind of movie for which you need your Filmgoer's Companion.” -Roger Ebert.


LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR
1977, Paramount, 136 min, USA, Dir: Richard Brooks

A young, sexually unsatisfied school teacher (Diane Keaton) begins a wild string of late-night romps with increasingly dangerous men including disturbed thug Tony (Richard Gere) - the most dangerous of them all. This brooding, lurid adaptation of Judith Rossner's best-selling novel follows one woman on a desperate search for fulfillment, and is shockingly based on the true life of a New York City schoolteacher. Keaton’s stellar, subtle performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.


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