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A film by David Cronenberg with Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric

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

2010 | Canada, France, Portugal | M/16 | 108´ | Drama | Feature film

Festivals and awards

Cannes Film Festival 2012

Official Selection - In Competition

Cast and crew


Robert Pattinson - Eric Packer
Juliette Binoche - Didi Fancher
Sarah Gadon - Elise Shiffrin
Mathieu Amalric - André Petrescu
Jay Baruchel - Shiner
Kevin Durand - Torval
K'naan - Brutha Fez
Samantha Morton - Vija Kinski
Emily Hampshire - Jane Melman
Paul Giamatti - Benno Levin
Patricia McKenzie - Kendra Hays
George Touliatos – Anthony
Philip Nozuka – Michael Chin
Gouchy Boy – Kosmo Thomas
Abdul Ayoola – Ibrahim Hamadou

Paulo Branco & Martin Katz present
An Alfama Films and Prospero Pictures production
In coproduction with Kinologic Films (DC)
and France 2 Cinema
Produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada
In association with Talandracas Pictures
with the participation of
France Televisions
Rai Cinema

Produced with the participation of
Ontario Media Development Corporation
Astral Media, The Harold Greenburg Fund

A David Cronenberg's 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

Associated Producers
Manuel Castelo Branco
Pedro Van Zeller
Leopardo Filmes

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

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