Unfolding over a single cataclysmic day, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager rides his tricked-out limo to get a haircut. Over the course of his journey, intimate encounters, grid-locked traffic and the death of a rap star contribute to his reality melting away.
In this insidiously corrosive adaptation of Don DeLillo’s dystopian satire, Cronenberg offers a sharp critique of rogue capitalism. Starring an icy Robert Pattinson as a conspicuously rich trader unfazed by the apocalyptic chaos outside his limo, Cosmopolis ignited the actor’s arthouse career.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Marjane Satrapi,Vincent Paronnaud, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria