Adapted from the book of the same name by Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis received its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and paints an emotionally cold portrait of a young man with too much money and hardly any morals.
Set almost entirely within the confines of a stretched limousine, the film focuses on twenty-something billionaire Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) who has made his fortune by playing the financial markets and stabbing his rivals in the back.
He travels across Manhattan in his elongated vehicle, irritated that a Presidential motorcade has brought New York’s traffic to a standstill and delayed his journey.
He wiles away a few minutes by engaging in sex with his employee, Didi Fancher (Juliette Binoche), before meeting his wife Elise (Sarah Gadon), who is well aware of Eric’s adulterous escapades.
As the afternoon wears on, Eric welcomes a financial analyst Vija Kinsky (Samantha Morton) and computer programmer Shiner (Jay Baruchel) into his car, drawing on their expertise to protect his vast portfolio when the financial markets crash.
Released: June 15 (UK & Ireland, selected cinemas), 108 mins