VIP call girls and assignations for cash are just the spice in this chronicle of Eliot Spitzer’s catastrophic fall. CLIENT 9 is a rip-roaring political thriller exposing Machiavellian intrigues largely orchestrated out of self-interest by the mad-as-hell adversaries of the former Sheriff of Wall Street.
Director Gibney (Oscar-winning TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE and Oscar-nominated ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM) meticulously sniffs out the political connections to the atypical and strangely targeted FBI investigation of the Emperors Club prostitution ring. Spitzer’s political enemies speak for themselves, expressing rabid antagonism and undisguised lip-smacking satisfaction with his removal from the halls of power. Interviews with Spitzer himself provide in-depth counterpoint. 35mm. (BS)