Cosmopolis

David Cronenberg, Canada, Frankrijk, P, 109 min, A riveting urban road movie of Don DeLillo's prophetic novel

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​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. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.

​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.

Regisseur
David Cronenberg
Land
Canada, Frankrijk, P
Jaar
2012
Duur
109
Taal
Engels
Ondertiteling
Nederlands

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

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