LEAD CAST: Bob Kane, Christine Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman DIRECTOR: Christopher Nolan SCREENWRITER: Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan PRODUCER: Charles Roven, Emma Thomas EDITOR: Lee Smith MUSICAL DIRECTOR : Hans Zimmer GENRE: Action & Adventure, DramaCINEMATOGRAPHER: Wally Pfister RUNNING TIME: 165 minutes DISTRIBUTOR: Warner Bros. Pictures LOCATION: USA, Europe
CEINEMA rating: V 14 (For viewers aged 14 and above)
Gotham City eight years ago was convinced that their favorite bat was a murderer who had killed among others the city's idealistic district attorney, Harvey Dent. The truth is that Dent went crazy from grief and rage; thus, mad and sad, he tore through Gotham’s streets on a killing spree, putting down crime lords without sparing cops in the process, and actually almost murdered Commissioner Gordon’s little boy. To shield the reputation of Dent (who had spent his life as a crime-buster) so that Gotham could go on believing, Gordon and Batman agreed: Batman would take the fall for the murders, while Dent would be given a hero’s burial.
All those years Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), the city’s wealthiest billionaire and of course the real person behind the Batman character, went into reclusive retirement. Those dark years spawned a new breed of villains in the city’s sewers under the evil hold of the sinister Bane (Tom Hardy), who is planning to lead an insurrection of underground warriors to annihilate Gotham destroy the Dark Knight. Aware of the threat posed by the terrorist Bane, Wayne’s loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine) tries to persuade his billionaire master to don the cape once more. Hospitalized, Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) also pleads with Batman to return to action, placing his trust in an idealistic, young protégé, Officer John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). When Wayne Enterprises helmed by CEO/inventor Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) becomes the target of a hostile takeover, wealthy philanthropist Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard) becomes an influential ally.
Bruce Wayne would rather just be a recluse, until his curiosity is piqued when he discovers a cat burglar disguised as a waitress, Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), rifling through his safe, and is in fact already wearing his late mother’s prized pearl necklace. As the plot unravels, you’d never guess what surprises it holds in the end.