- • Ashes and blood
- • Astragal
- • Bazar
- • Casanova Variations
- • Cosmopolis
- • Cosmos
- • Dubaï Flamingo
- • Dying or feeling better
- • Eyes find eyes
- • Fool moon
- • Four nights with Anna
- • Lines of Wellington
- • Love songs
- • Mad Love
- • My soul healed by you
- • Mysteries of Lisbon
- • Never Ever
- • Obsessive rhythms
- • Our Paradise
- • Photo
- • Stalin's couch
- • The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez
- • The blue room
- • The inner life of Martin Frost
- • The Mother
- • The threeway wedding
- • The Young One
- • Tonight
By David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg based on Don DeLillo's novel
France 2 Cinéma
Cosmopolis Production Inc
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.
Raised in the Italian neighborhood of the Bronx in New York, Don DeLillo received a catholic education at Fordham University. He first worked as a creative writer in an advertisement agency.
His first novel, Americana, witnesses his will to analyze the social substrate, showing, like writers as Dos Passos or Kerouac, the psychology of unconventional characters inserted in microcosms. DeLillo’s phantasmagorical narratives reveal a postmodernist final perspective of contemporary America.
Being a true pioneer of American literature, he explores themes like football (End Zone, 1972), rock music (Great Jones Street, 1973) and the background of J. F. Kennedy’s assassination, which had a big influence in Libra (1988).
Through Cosmopolis, published in 2003, he once again delivers his pessimistic perception of a complex and chaotic world, in complete dereliction.
In 2007, Don DeLillo published Falling Man, a book in which 9.11 is the starting point.
With his last novel praised by the critics, Point Omega (2010), the writer gives a new proof of his talent.
-Point Omega (2010)
-Falling Man, 2007
-The Body Artist, 2001
-Mao II, 1991
-White Noise, 1985
-The Names, 1982
-Amazons, 1980 (under the pseudonyme of "Cleo Birdwell")
-Running Dog, 1978
-Ratner's Star, 1976
-Great Jones Street, 1973
-End Zone, 1972
-The World for Snow (first presentation in 2007)
-Love-Lies-Bleeding (first presentation in 2005)
-Valparaiso (first presentation in 1999)
-The Day Room (first presentation in 1986)
Born in 1943 in Canada, David Cronenberg studied Science and Literature at Toronto University.
As a student, he directed short-films which already reveal the themes that characterize his future works: double and metamorphose, and the psychoanalytic fantastic genre. Cronenberg then names William S. Burroughs and Vladimir Nabokov as his influences.
David Cronenberg’s cinema interrogates the neuroses and phobias of the western society through his favorite genres: horror and science-fiction.
He signs his first masterpiece in 1983 with Videodrome. In the same year, he adapts writer of worldwide renown Stephen King in Dead Zone. The Fly, Naked Lunch and Crash picture his creative genius fused with his very own sense of entertainment. In 2005 with the adaptation of John Wagner’s graphic novel A History of Violence, Cronenberg signs an astounding film presented in Cannes. He returns in 2007 with Eastern Promises.
In 2008 Cronenberg realized two extra-cinematographic projects: the exhibition Chromosomes at the Rome Film Fest and the opera The Fly at the LaOpera in Los Angeles and Theatre Châtelet in Paris.
In July 2010, Cronenberg completed production on A Dangerous Method, an adaptation of Christopher Hampton's play The Talking Cure.
A singular and visionary film-maker, David Cronenberg’s work has always provoked controversy. His films, which have become cult masterpieces, populated by horrific creatures and machines, elude analysis and impose him as one of the most inspired directors of his generation.
David Cronenberg’s presidency of the Cannes Film Festival Jury in 1999 is considered an epic milestone in the event’s history. He won the Jury’s Special Prize with Crash in 1996.
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Eastern Promises (2007)
A History of Violence (2005)
M. Butterfly (1993)
Naked Lunch (1991)
Dead Ringers (1988)
The Fly (1986)
Dead Zone (1983)
The Brood (1979)
Fast Company (1979)
Crimes of the Future (1970)
Territory Distributor Release Date
France Stone Angels 25/05/2012
Italy Rai 25/05/2012
Belgium Belga 30/05/2012
Portugal Leopardo Filmes 30/05/2012
Switzerland Ascot Elite 30/05/2012
Hungary Budapest Film 31/05/2012
Ex-Yugoslavia Blitz 07/06/2012
Netherlands Belga 07/06/2012
Canada eOne 08/06/2012
Greece Village Films 14/06/2012
U.K. eOne 15/06/2012
Poland Monolith Films 22/06/2012
Israel Forum Films 28/06/2012
Thailand Sahamongkol Film 28/06/2012
Indonesia Amero Mitra 3rd week of June
Germany Falcom Media 05/07/2012
India Tanweer 06/07/2012
Australia Icon Film 02/08/2012
Czech Republic Hollywood
Brazil Swen 10/08/2012
USA eOne 17/08/2012
Hong Kong Tomson 01/10/2012
Spain Vertigo Film 11/10/2012