Plot & Details
Unfolding in a single cataclysmic day, the story follows Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) - a 28-year-old financial whiz kid and billionaire asset manager - as he heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo to get a haircut from his father's old barber, while remotely wagering his company's massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. Packer's luxe trip across the city quickly becomes dizzyingly hellish as he encounters explosive city riots, a parade of provocative visitors, and is thrust into a myriad of intimate encounters. Having started the day with everything, believing he is the future, Packer's perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Science Fiction
- Run Time: 108min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/17/2012
- DVD Release Date: 12/31/2012
- Distributor(s): Entertainment One
- Director(s): David Cronenberg
- Starring: Robert Pattinson , Samantha Morton , Juliette Binoche , Paul Giamatti , Sarah Gadon
- Themes: Obsessive Quests,Political Unrest,Hotshots
- Tone: Austere,Bleak,Cerebral,Cynical,Deliberate,Literate,Ominous,Talky
- Keywords: President, barber, barber-shop, billionaire, chaos, empire, funeral, hair, limousine, paranoia, revolution, stock-market, traffic, turmoil, tycoon, wealth
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (08-17-2012),Canada (06-08-2012)
- Language: English