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- Joaquin Phoenix stars in the lead as the Joker
- Todd Phillips co-wrote, directed, produced the DC movie
- Third take on the character in a decade or so
“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?” Well, it’s time to find out for yourself. Joker — the standalone origin story for the DC villain, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the lead — is out now in cinemas across in India. (It’s only available in English; there are no local language dubs.) Set in 1981 Gotham City, Joker follows Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a mentally ill, impoverished, and failed stand-up comedian who is driven insane and turns to a life of crime after he is pushed to his limits by a morally bankrupt society. Joker won the top prize — the Golden Lion — at the Venice Film Festival in September, and has been received positively by many critics, while earning the scorn of others.