August 17, 2012
Studio: Entertainment One
Director: David Cronenberg
MPAA Rating: R (for some strong sexual content including graphic nudity, violence and language)
Screenwriter: David Cronenberg
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Robert Pattinson, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, Kevin Durand, Sarah Gadon, K'naan
Copyright Holder: N/A
From director David Cronenberg ("A History of Violence," "Dead Ringers," "The Fly," "Eastern Promises") and based on the prophetic novel by Don DeLillo, comes "Cosmopolis," a contemporary thriller that turns into a wild, hypnotic odyssey through our new millennium’s obsessions with power, money, control, information, technology, violence, sex, mortality, revolution, destruction and ultimately, redemption. Unfolding in a single cataclysmic day, the story follows Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) – a 28-year old financial whiz kid and billionaire asset manager – as he heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo to get a haircut from his father’s old barber, while remotely wagering his company’s massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. Packer’s luxe trip across the city quickly becomes dizzyingly hellish as he encounters explosive city riots, a parade of provocative visitors, and is thrust into a myriad of intimate encounters. Having started the day with everything, believing he is the future, Packer’s perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode.