The Believer

The Believer

Available on Prime Video
Danny Balint is a young Jewish man, living in the world's most cosmopolitan city. By night he studies his religion's scriptures and teaches Hebrew, but by day an entirely different personality manifests itself. Danny (Ryan Gosling) has become magnetized by a force which stands in direct contradiction to his heritage : Neo-Fascism. Based on real events, this surprising psychological saga from writer and director Henry Bean charts one man's descent into a world of violence. but this is not just the violence which explodes on the streets, or which comes from the extremist meetings at the home of the svengali-like cultist, Lina Moebius (Theresa Russell). This film is about the inner violence and struggle in the mind of a man who still cannot escape his true Jewish identity. Danny's battle to reconcile the two warring sides of his character leads to the very borders of sanity, and to the path of self-destruction.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Glenn Fitzgerald
Director Henry Bean