Directed by Nicholas Jarecki, Arbitrage is a gripping new thriller which tells the story of a troubled hedge fund magnate who is desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire. As the pressure builds, however, the savvy business man finds himself having made an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
What follows is a stream of corruption, lies and deceit.
Robert Miller (Gere) is approaching his 60th birthday and has established a multi-million dollar trading empire. He appears to be the epitome of personal and financial prosperity. However, panic is brewing behind the scenes. Miller is attempting to sell his vast empire to a major bank whilst avoiding detection for his fraudulent activities. Not only that, he’s also cheating on his wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) with art dealer Julie (Laetitia Casta). One false move later and he arouses the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth). As his world begins to unravel, Robert strives to maintain the image of the successful, all-American businessman. He’s the man who appears to have it all – but is he on the verge of losing everything? Nicholas Jarecki’s thoughtful directorial debut features a superb, Golden Globe-nominated performance from Richard Gere.
“When an attractive young secretary passes by, he shoots a look at a fellow exec that you or I might give a friend when we notice dessert has just been served at a buffet. No actor can do this stuff better than Gere, and in Arbitrage he is as good as he has ever been. What elegant pulp this is, and how inelegantly I gobbled it up.”
- Robbie Collin (Telegraph)
Available in digital format from iTunes – starting today, Arbitrage can be purchased in either HD quality for £13.99, or SD quality for £9.99. If you want to rent the movie you can do so — from just £3.49 (SD), and £4.49 (HD).