Canada - France - Portugal, 2012
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How far can he go before he goes too far?
From the visionary director David Cronenberg comes a typically ambiguous and ambitious movie to challenge our perceptions of the world we live in.
New York is in turmoil; the age of capitalism is drawing to a close end. Eric Packer, a high finance golden boy, dives into a white limousine. While a visit from the President of the United States paralyses Manhattan, Eric Packer has one obsession: getting a haircut at his barber’s at the other end of the city. As the day goes by, chaos sets in, and he watches helplessly as his empire collapses. Also he is sure that someone is going to assassinate him. When? Where? He is about to live the most decisive 24 hours of his life.
Juliette Binoche appears as Didi Fancher an art dealer who is having an affair with Robert Pattinson’s Eric Packer. After a clandestine coupling in his Limo, Didi informs Eric of the forthcoming availability of a Rothko painting which leads to a discussion of his perception of wealth and appreciation for his privileged life and possessions.
With it’s all-star ensemble, Cosmopolis was premièred at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where it immediately divided critics and audiences alike.
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