Photo by Caitlin Cronenberg, courtesy of eOne Films
Based on the novel by Don DeLillo, the action is set in
New York City in the not-too-distant-future. Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) is a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, but watches a dark shadow fall 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.
Cosmopolis was selected to screen in competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
108 minutes - Thriller
Release date: May 25, 2012 (France)
Canadian Distributor: Entertainment One
Teaser clip for Cosmopolis