July 12, 2013 3:23 pm

Arbitrage – DVD review

An intelligent, gripping thriller set in the gleaming but morally murky world of high finance

Nicholas Jarecki, 2012

Koch Media

DVD cover of 'Arbitrage'

Everything gleams in this intelligent, gripping thriller set in the world of high finance and yet everything is murky – most of all morality.

Richard Gere is perfectly cast (as if in titanium) as a hedge fund boss with immaculate suit, smile and coolly confident demeanour who comes slowly and painfully unstuck after a car crash threatens to expose his illicit dealings, business and otherwise.

Gere is magnetic and repellent in equal measure, Susan Sarandon icy and explosive as his wife. First-time writer/director Nicholas Jarecki has crafted a modern noir full of unsettling grey areas.

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