Venice Film Festival: Must-see films
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'The Ides of March'
Country: United States
Director: George Clooney
Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood
Synopsis: Based on Beau Willimon's off-Broadway play, the political drama stars Ryan Gosling (above) as an idealistic young-buck campaign strategist who is submerged in the dark realities of modern politics by his boss, a Democratic presidential contender played by George Clooney. The film lays out a checkerboard of idealists and opportunists playing a twisty, high-stakes game. Watch the trailer here.