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“Joker” is a 2019 American psychological thriller directed by . The film is a standalone origin story for the DC Comics character, the Joker, and follows the story of Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos after being repeatedly mistreated and ignored by society. Set in Gotham City in the 1980s, the film explores themes of mental illness, class struggle, and the consequences of societal neglect.

Review:

“Joker” is a stunning and intense film that explores the depths of the human psyche. delivers a breathtaking performance as Arthur Fleck, portraying the character's descent into madness with a haunting realism. The film is beautifully shot, with a dark and gritty atmosphere that perfectly captures the bleakness of Gotham City. While the film has received criticism for its violent content, it serves as a powerful commentary on the societal issues that drive individuals to commit acts of violence. Overall, “Joker” is a thought-provoking and unforgettable film.

Awards:

“Joker” has received widespread critical acclaim and numerous awards, including:

  • Academy Awards – Best Actor (), Best Original Score (Hildur Guðnadóttir), Best Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Golden Globe Awards – Best Actor in a Drama (), Best Original Score
  • BAFTA Awards – Best Actor in a Leading Role (), Best Original Score, Best Casting, Best Sound
  • Critics' Choice Awards – Best Actor (), Best Original Score
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role ()
Directed by
Produced by Bradley Cooper Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Written by Scott Silver
Based on Characters
by DC Comics
Starring , , , ,
Music by Hildur Guðnadóttir
Cinematography Lawrence Sher
Edited by Jeff Groth
Production
companies
Warner Bros. Pictures DC Films Joint Effort Bron Creative Village Roadshow Pictures
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date August 31, 2019 (Venice) October 4, 2019 (United States)
Running time 122 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $55–70 million
Box office $1.074 billion

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