A deeply unsettling paradoxical tale of a Jewish anti-Semite; a dystopian bricolage. Gosling (like Norton in 'American History X') shows how charismatic figures can have a coercive influence in calcifying bigotry. The art of demagoguery requires a radical in order to coagulate. Whilst it relies heavily on maximalist representations, the polemical illustration of destructive principles has cautionary gravitas.
A fascinating premise that unpacked what it means to live compromised by the dichotomy of belief. Ryan Gosling is magnetic as the over-intellectually challenged rebel who fights an un-winnable battle. Henry Bean's script and direction are tight and compelling. Wow!