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The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, completes the saga of a hero's rebirth and sacrifice for the city that is his legacy. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is now a wounded hero who has vanished into a private realm of self-doubt and sorrow. Two entwined encounters — one with the sly, artful jewel thief, Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), and another with the merciless terrorist, Bane (Tom Hardy), who aims to incite revolt on the streets of Gotham — lure Wayne back into Gotham City's Dickensian reality of haves and have nots. Despite the best efforts of his loyal father-figure, Alfred (Michael Caine), to encourage him to seek a new life, Wayne embarks on a journey that forces him to climb out of the abyss of spiritual despair and rediscover the will to live. Weaving together current and classic literary themes, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is a portrait of human resilience in an age of darkness.