Richard Gere (Pretty Woman, Chicago) gives a stunning, career-best performance in Nicholas Jarecki’s ARBITRAGE, a role that this month saw him nominated in the Best Actor category at the 2013 Golden Globes.
Academy Award winning Susan Sarandon (The Lovely Bones, Dead Man Walking) also stars in this tense and gripping story of desperation in the face of financial and family ruin. Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs), Brit Marling (Another Earth), Laetitia Casta (The Island) and Nate Parker (The Secret Life of Bees) complete the stellar cast.
When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Gere), he appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life.
However, behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to conceal an affair with French art-dealer Julie Cote (Casta) whilst racing to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before his fraudulent dealings are revealed.
When a tragic accident complicates things further, attracting the unwanted attention of tenacious NYPD detective Michael Bryer (Roth), Miller finds himself battling not just for his reputation but also his life.
As the net tightens around him, Miller realises that the suspicions of not just the police but also his loyal wife (Sarandon) and heir-apparent (Marling) have been aroused. With time running out, can Miller find a way out without destroying his own life and those around him?