Roman J Israel, Esq. (2017) follows the story of an idealist lawyer who, through a series of tumultuous events, slowly begins to lose touch with ethics and morals when he gets to work for a rich and ruthless lawyer in Los Angeles.
Roman J. Israel is an ambitious, idealistic and introverted lawyer who has worked for years behind the scenes, preparing his cases in a shaky office, covered with books, and letting his boss plead in the courtroom. But when circumstances change suddenly, and Roman must collaborate with a rich and ruthless lawyer, what would have been an ordinary case, it becomes a supreme test of ethics. He discovers some disturbing things about what the law firm did, conflicting aspects of its values, finding itself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme action.