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Arbitrage digital and on CD from Milan Records.
12-Sep-2012 -

Milan Records has released Arbitrage. The album features original music by 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, composer Cliff Martinez (Drive, Solaris) and songs by Björk (“I See Who You Are”), You Say Party! (“Laura Palmer’s Prom”), Stan Getz (“Para Manuchar Meu Coraçao”), Billie Holiday (“Just One More Chance”), and Robi Botos (“My Foolish Heart”).

Martinez’s work on films like Traffic and The Lincoln Lawyer would be a great influence on director Nicholas Jarecki for his debut feature film Arbitrage.  Luckily, the film’s producer Laura Bickford knew Martinez and was able to bring him aboard.

Martinez jumped on board when approached to tackle the film.  “What I really like about Arbitrage was that it was a film about a rather alien landscape of high finance and his [Jarecki’s] parents happen to be in the financial trade,” he said. “I knew when I first saw it I knew he wasn’t a guy that did a month of research. He was actually steeped in the subject matter. So I think that was what was special and unique about the film.”

Arbitrage, the feature directorial debut of writer Nicholas Jarecki, is a taut and alluring suspense thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance. When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, he appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Struggling to conceal his duplicity from loyal wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) and brilliant daughter and heir-apparent Brooke (Brit Marling), Miller's also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Côte (Laetitia Casta).

Just as he's about to unload his troubled empire, an unexpected bloody error forces him to juggle family, business, and crime with the aid of Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker), a face from Miller's past. One wrong turn ignites the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth), who will stop at nothing in his pursuits. Running on borrowed time, Miller is forced to confront the limits of even his own moral duplicity. Will he make it out before the bubble bursts?

Said Jarecki, “Cliff’s score further unlocks the emotional heart of the film while driving it forward with an unrelenting tension and intrigue. New York as he hears it is a scary place, but filled with moments of love and life.”

Martinez described, “My music [for Traffic and The Lincoln Lawyer ] was kind of the blueprint for the score, and he [Jarecki] was very adamant about it--the placement, the style, the approach. That was really kind of the blueprint I got from Nicholas.”

“Cliff brought exactly what we needed: a score rich with pathos, haunting in its sparseness and deep in its brooding, a darkened picture-postcard to the Manhattan of indsutry where dangerous moments of love burst through,”
explained Jarecki.

The score is available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.


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