DRAMA / SCI-FI / FANTASY
109 min /Spoken Language: English / R
Finally the First Film about Our New Millenium.
New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father's old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan's exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric's bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city's streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination. Cronenberg revisits subjects that fascinate him: how the organic and the psychological are inextricably intertwined, society's anxieties and phobias, and letting repressed impulses and paranoia run wild. COSMOPOLIS is a culmination of his masterpieces that addresses the alarming global financial crisis of today's world. Directed by David Cronenberg. All-Star cast includes: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton and Paul Giamotti.
"Cosmopolis is dreamy and funny, in an off-centered way."- New Yorker
"It's like a dream that engages and drifts, until waking with a start in a finale that's as bracing and raw." - NPR
Cannes 2012 Film Festival Official Selection