The Wolf of Wall Street
USA, 2013, 180 Minute Running Time
ENDS Thursday at the Sie FilmCenter.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese returns with the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort quickly rose from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 1980s. An excess of success and affluence in his early twenties, as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont, warranted Belfort the title "The Wolf of Wall Street." Money. Power. Women. Drugs. These temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough. Screenplay by Terence Winter ("Boardwalk Empire," "The Sopranos"), based on the book by Jordan Belfort. Also starring Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau and Jean Dujardin (The Artist).
DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese
US Distributor: Paramount