Cosmopolis

 

A DAVID CRONENBERG FILM


Directed by DAVID CRONENBERG
Screenplay by DAVID CRONENBERG
Based on the novel by DON DeLILLO
Produced by PAULO BRANCO
Produced by MARTIN KATZ
Executive Producers
GREGOIRE MELIN
EDOUARD CARMIGNAC
RENEE TAB
PIERRE – ANGE LE POGAM 

Director of Photography PETER SUSCHITZKY, ASC
Production Designer ARV GREYWAL
Edited by RONALD SANDERS, CCE, ACE
Costume Designer DENISE CRONENBERG
Music by HOWARD SHORE
Line Producer JOSEPH BOCCIA
Casting by DEIRDRE BOWEN

Staring
ROBERT PATTINSON
JULIETTE BINOCHE
SARAH GADON
MATHIEU AMALRIC
JAY BARUCHEL
KEVIN DURAND
K’NAAN
EMILY HAMPSHIRE
with SAMANTHA MORTON
and PAUL GIAMATTI

 

New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living 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.

It is a hauntingly prophetic fable that turns the future into history and suggests that the archaic might be our eerie future.

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.