Joker

2019
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Poster Joker

Title: Joker

Original Title: Joker

Year: 2019

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: October 04 2019
  • United States: October 04 2019

Plot

The origin story for Batman's iconic nemesis begins in the 1980s with Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix, 'Her'), a clown-for-hire in Gotham City. Gotham is suffering under the weight of criminal activity and poverty, with Arthur and his ailing mother Penny (Frances Conroy, 'Six Feet Under') struggling to make ends meet.

Whilst Penny writes to her former employer Thomas Wayne (Brett Cullen, 'True Detective') in a cry for help, Arthur watches episodes of the talk show hosted by Murray Franklin (Robert DeNiro, 'The Irishman') and dreams of being recognised, finding the prospect of fame preferable to his current routine of clown work, taking prescription medication for his pathological laughter, and secretly yearning for his next door neighbour, Sophie Dumond (Zazie Beetz, 'Deadpool 2').

When the gun given to Arthur by his co-worker for self-defense purposes after his mugging is discovered and Arthur is fired, he watches as the city continues to fall on hard times, with the mental health facility he'd relied on for his medication shutting down. It's not long before the city begins to rise up against the rich and corrupt, with Arthur at the helm of the anarchy as he descends slowly into madness as the infamous DC villain, the Joker.

'Joker' is directed by Todd Phillips ('War Dogs').

Awards

  • 2020 Academy Awards (Oscars): 11 2
  • 2020 Golden Globes: 4 2
  • 2020 BAFTA Awards: 12 3

Cast

Director:

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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

Arthur Fleck/ Joker

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Murray Franklin

Zazie Beetz

Zazie Beetz

Sophie Dumond

Frances Conroy

Frances Conroy

Penny Fleck

Brett Cullen

Brett Cullen

Thomas Wayne

Shea Whigham

Shea Whigham

Detective Burke

Bill Camp

Bill Camp

Detective Garrity

Videos

35:25

October 10 2019

'Joker' trailer 2:24

'Joker' trailer

September 12 2019

Photos

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Trivia

History in Venice

'Joker' is the first superhero movie winning the Golden Lion for Best Picture in the Venice International Film Festival.

Joker's mother

Frances McDormand turned down the role of the Arthur Fleck/Joker's mother, Penny.

A silent smile

The song heard in the teaser trailer is 'Smile', composed by comedian Charles Chaplin for his film 'Modern Times'.

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