The Best Offer

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Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush stars in this stylish, suspenseful and surprising art world thriller, the latest film from writer/director Guiseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso). In The Best Offer, Rush plays Virgil Oldman, managing director of a leading auction house. Over the years, he has collected hundreds of masterful, priceless portraits of women that he keeps hidden in his villa. One day, Oldman receives a special assignment: a mysterious young woman, who refuses to appear in person, asks him to sell her family’s antiques. Not only interested in her classical paintings and furniture, Oldman becomes increasingly fascinated by the mysterious incognito woman. As he begins to unravel the dark secrets surrounding his highly unusual client, a sumptuous and entertaining-constructed mystery of passion, obsession, neurosis and intrigue is unleashed. Featuring music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone, The Best Offer also stars Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland. (Dir. by Giuseppe Tornatore, 2013, Italy, in English, 131 mins., Rated R, IFC Films) Digital