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Cosmopolis (2012)

  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 17,431 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 25 May 2012 (France)
  • Runtime: 109 min
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  • IMDb page: Cosmopolis (2012)
  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 17,431 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 25 May 2012 (France)
  • Runtime: 109 min
  • Filming Location: Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Budget: $20,500,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $743,636(USA)(16 September 2012)
  • Director: David Cronenberg
  • Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche and Sarah Gadon|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Howard Shore   
  • Soundtrack: Long to Live
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Haircut | Billionaire | Woman On Top | Taxi Driver | Anarchist

Writing Credits By:

  • David Cronenberg (screenplay)
  • Don DeLillo (novel)

Known Trivia

  • Colin Farrell was originally cast but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with his movie Total Recall. He was replaced by Robert Pattinson.
  • Marion Cotillard was originally cast as Elise Shifrin but dropped out due to pregnancy. After she dropped out, Noomi Rapace and Keira Knightley were considered to play the role before Sarah Gadon accepted the part.
  • David Cronenberg wrote the script in six days.
  • In one scene you see an electric sign shows, “A SPECTER IS HAUNTING THE WORLD. CAPITALISM.” This is a take-off on “A specter is haunting Europe — the specter of communism.” which is the opening line of “The Communist Manifesto.”

Plot: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. Full summary »  »

Story: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.Written by Anonymous  


Synopsis: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

From Wiki: "Billionaire Eric Packer (Pattinson) rides slowly across Manhattan in his limousine that he uses as his office while on his way to his preferred barber, even though there are traffic jams. The traffic jams are caused by a visit of the president of the United States and by the funeral of Eric’s favourite musician, whose music he plays in one of his two private elevators. He has recently married. In the car and elsewhere, he has meetings with his wife, who does not want sex with him, to save energy that she needs for her work. Instead, he has sex with other women. In his car, while having a meeting, he has his doctor carry out his daily medical checkup; Eric worries about the doctor’s finding that he has an asymmetrical prostate. After devastating (not from Wiki – losses from) currency speculation, he kills his bodyguard and follows a path of further self-destruction, including visiting his potential murderer and deliberately shooting himself in the hand."

And getting desired haircut.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Joseph Boccia known as line producer
  • Paulo Branco known as producer
  • Edouard Carmignac known as executive producer
  • Walter Gasparovic known as associate producer
  • Martin Katz known as producer
  • Gregoire Melin known as executive producer
  • Renee Tab known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Robert Pattinson known as Eric Packer
  • Sarah Gadon known as Elise Shifrin
  • Paul Giamatti known as Benno Levin
  • Kevin Durand known as Torval
  • Abdul Ayoola known as Ibrahim Hamadou
  • Juliette Binoche known as Didi Fancher
  • Emily Hampshire known as Jane Melman
  • Bob Bainborough known as Dr. Ingram
  • Samantha Morton known as Vija Kinsky
  • Zeljko Kecojevic known as Danko
  • Jay Baruchel known as Shiner
  • Philip Nozuka known as Michael Chin
  • Mathieu Amalric known as André Petrescu
  • Patricia McKenzie known as Kendra Hays
  • Ryan Kelly known as Rat Man #1
  • Nadeem Umar-Khitab known as Rat Man #2
  • Albert Gomez known as Counterman (as Alberto Gomez)
  • Gouchy Boy known as Kosmo Thomas
  • David Schaap known as Arthur Rapp
  • Warren Chow known as Arthur's Attacker
  • George Touliatos known as Anthony Adubato
  • Jadyn Wong known as Money Channel Interviewer – Cathy Lee
  • K'Naan known as Brutha Fez
  • Inessa Frantowski known as Woman Holding Rat
  • Jonathan Seinen known as Man on Fire
  • Milton Barnes known as Videographer #1
  • John Batkis known as Photographer #1
  • Saad Siddiqui known as Photographer #2
  • Anna Hardwick known as Photographer #3 – Jenn
  • Paulette Sinclair known as Bag Lady (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Chris Bridges known as special makeup effects artist
  • Stacey Butterworth known as wigmaker: Paul Giamatti
  • Stephan Dupuis known as makeup designer
  • Paul R.J. Elliot known as key hair stylist (as Paul Elliot)
  • Seth Rossman known as assistant special makeup effects artist
  • Sondra Treilhard known as assistant hair stylist
  • Dorota Zajac known as assistant makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Ron Hewitt known as property master
  • Jon Hunter known as graphic designer
  • Michael Huschka known as assistant property master
  • Marc Kuitenbrouwer known as construction coordinator
  • Matthew Lammerich known as key scenic artist
  • Patricia Larman known as set decoration buyer
  • Jennifer MacDonald known as assistant art director (as Jennifer C. MacDonald)
  • Shaun Martens known as second assistant art director
  • Matt Middleton known as set designer
  • Brad Milburn known as set designer
  • Vicki Pui known as illustrator
  • Farrah Yip known as art department apprentice




Production Companies:

  • Alfama Films
  • Prospero Pictures
  • Kinology (co-production)
  • France 2 Cinéma (co-production)
  • Talandracas (co-production)
  • Téléfilm Canada (co-production)
  • Leopardo Filmes (co-production)
  • Canal+ (support)
  • Rai Cinema (support)
  • Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (RTP) (support)

Other Companies:

  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Cohen & Gardner  production legal
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Hall Webber  legal services
  • Howe Records  soundtrack
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Klass Security and Investigations  location security
  • Picturecars North  picture vehicle supplier
  • Pinewood Toronto Studios  stages
  • Studio Line  sound post-production (ISDN/ADR)
  • Tattersall Sound  Avid rentals
  • Tattersall Sound  post-production facilities
  • William F. White International  grip and lighting equipment


  • Entertainment One Benelux (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2012) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2012) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Falcom Media (2012) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Hollywood Classic Entertainment (2012) (Czech Republic) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Icon Film Distribution (2012) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Showgate (2012) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Stone Angels (2012) (France) (theatrical)
  • Village Films (2012) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Vértigo Films (2012) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • 01 Distribution (2012) (Italy) (all media)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2011) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Aurum Distribution (2012) (Estonia) (all media)
  • Aurum Distribution (2012) (Latvia) (all media)
  • Leopardo Filmes (2012) (Portugal) (all media)
  • Mongkol Major (2012) (Thailand) (all media)
  • Stone Angels (2012) (France) (DVD)
  • Tanweer Films (2011) (India) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Mr. X (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Barb Benoit known as digital compositor
  • Wilson Cameron known as visual effects producer
  • Andy Chan known as visual effects compositor: Mr. X Inc.
  • Joseph Cheng Chen known as tracking and layout
  • James Cooper known as lead vxf artist
  • Devin Dawkins known as digital artist
  • Devin Dawkins known as visual effects
  • Michael DiCarlo known as visual effects coordinator: on set
  • Eddie Englander known as compositor
  • David Fix known as senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc.
  • Naomi Foakes known as visual effects coordinator
  • Vinay Goenka known as digital compositor
  • Oliver Hearsey known as tracking supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
  • Anna Joukova known as digital compositor: Mr.X Inc
  • Matthew Lajoie known as visual effects artist
  • Jesh Murthy known as visual effects
  • Kelly Noordermeer known as visual effects editorial assistant: Mr. X Inc
  • Anna Pacchioni known as roto artist
  • Alessandro Pantanella known as digital compositor
  • Ian Spriggs known as senior character modeler
  • Aaron Weintraub known as visual effects operations: Mr. X Inc.
  • Matt 'Readyman' Whelan known as digital lighter: Mr X
  • Owen Williams known as digital compositor
  • Wojciech Zielinski known as visual effects supervisor
  • Celine Zoleta known as production assistant: Mr. X

Release Date:

  • France 25 May 2012
  • France 25 May 2012 (Cannes Film Festival)
  • Italy 25 May 2012
  • Belgium 30 May 2012
  • Luxembourg 30 May 2012
  • Switzerland 30 May 2012 (French speaking region)
  • Hungary 31 May 2012
  • Portugal 31 May 2012
  • Croatia 7 June 2012
  • Netherlands 7 June 2012
  • Canada 8 June 2012 (limited)
  • Ireland 15 June 2012
  • UK 15 June 2012 (limited)
  • Poland 22 June 2012
  • Israel 28 June 2012
  • Czech Republic 30 June 2012 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
  • Germany 5 July 2012
  • Russia 19 July 2012
  • Bulgaria 20 July 2012
  • Estonia 20 July 2012
  • Latvia 20 July 2012
  • Lithuania 20 July 2012
  • Australia 2 August 2012
  • Czech Republic 9 August 2012
  • Slovakia 9 August 2012
  • Ukraine 9 August 2012
  • Turkey 10 August 2012
  • Slovenia 16 August 2012 (limited)
  • USA 17 August 2012 (Los Angeles, California)
  • USA 17 August 2012 (New York City, New York)
  • Slovenia 30 August 2012
  • Finland 31 August 2012
  • Brazil 7 September 2012
  • Sweden 7 September 2012
  • Hong Kong 13 September 2012
  • Greece 21 September 2012 (Athens Film Festival)
  • Greece 27 September 2012
  • Spain 11 October 2012
  • Mexico 3 November 2012 (Morelia International Film Festival)
  • Argentina 8 November 2012
  • Norway 21 November 2012 (Oslo International Film Festival)
  • Taiwan 11 January 2013
  • Japan 13 April 2013
  • Chile 18 April 2013

MPAA: Rated R for some strong sexual content including graphic nudity, violence and language



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