Il prossimo film in lingua originale è Joker, in programma al Cinema Centrale giovedì 10 ottobre ore 21.30, venerdì 11 ore 21.40 e martedì 15 ore 19.20
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Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed by Todd Phillips. The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. Set in 1981, the film follows Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City. Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron appear in supporting roles.
Joker premiered at the on August 31, 2019, where it won the Golden Lion.
Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) lives with his ailing mother, Penny (Frances Conroy) in Gotham City. It is 1981, and Gotham is struggling with crime, unemployment, and poverty. Arthur works as a clown-for-hire for a company called Ha-Ha’s. He is tasked with advertising a store by dancing and waving a sign around. The sign gets snatched by a group of punk teens, forcing Arthur to chase them into an alley. They smash the sign against his face and proceed to mercilessly kick him while he’s down. At Ha-Ha’s, the clown is given a gun for protection by his co-worker Randall (Glenn Fleschler) after he hears about the mugging incident. Arthur suffers from a neurological disorder that causes him to laugh at inappropriate times and depends on a social services worker for medication. He is infatuated with his neighbor, single mother Sophie (Zazie Beetz); he invites her to his stand-up comedy show, and they begin dating. While entertaining at a children’s hospital, Arthur’s gun falls out of his pocket. He is fired and Randall lies that Arthur bought the gun himself. On the subway, still in his clown makeup, Arthur is beaten by three drunken Wayne Enterprises businessmen; he shoots two in self-defense and executes the third. The news of the three murders spreads, with some seeing it as an attack on the wealthy, while others support the act. The murders are condemned by billionaire mayoral candidate Thomas Wayne (Brett Cullen), who speaks out and condemns it, labelling those envious of more successful people as “clowns”.
Demonstrations against Gotham’s rich begin, with protesters wearing clown masks in Arthur’s image…….
Did you know?
Phoenix lost 52 pounds (24 kg) in preparation, and based his laugh on “videos of people suffering from pathological laughter.” He also sought to portray a character that audiences could not identify with and did not look to previous Joker actors for inspiration; instead, he read a book about political assassinations so he could understand killers and motivations.