Showcasing a fully immersed performance from Joaquin Phoenix, Joker is an unsettling, exciting portrait of the villain we thought we knew.

Winner Best Original Music and Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix). Nominated for 11 Oscars, including best picture and best director.
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Phillips and Scott Silver’s original screenplay isn’t an adaptation of any previous part of the DC Comics canon, though its reference points will reward fans. The setting is 1981 Gotham City, inspired by New York of the same era, so mythologized on film for its colour, crime, and corruption.

Arthur Fleck ekes out a living as a clown, performing for tourists and children as he dreams of fame as a stand-up comedian like his hero, talk-show host Murray Franklin. But people never do what Arthur wants them to do, his inner torment eats at him, and his ailing mother keeps harping on everything she is owed by her former employers, the Wayne family. Life is so ugly that you just have to laugh.

As Arthur descends into the unhinged killer he must become, Phoenix keeps us on edge as he reveals the soul of a man in crisis. And Hildur Guðnadóttir’s score contributes to the feverish effect. This movie is proof that even the most familiar can begin anew. (source:

Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar for his role as the Joker.

Todd Phillips, Canada, USA, 2019, 122 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen.