The Front Runner (Der Spitzenkandidat)
USA, 2018 | Length: 113min | Director: Jason Reitman Cast: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons

Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (»Wolverine«, »Les Miserables«) stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart for Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (»Thank You for Smoking«, »Juno«, »Up In the Air«) in this new thrilling biopic that follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice. As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race - events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage. The paradox of ethics, the press and politics comes under scrutiny in a fascinating and riveting movie that perfectly blends comedy and drama.


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