Welcome to Hollywood, the place where dreamers come to dream and where the number of stars for a square meter is greater than in the night sky. But people living here do not always resemble the movie characters they so eagerly portray on the screen. In the extravagant villas in Beverly Hills you may find people with a guilty conscious and shady past, like a famous psychotherapist and star adviser, or his aging client and pretentious actress, or even a young millionaire who got to the top too fast and is now suffering from the consequences.
Director David Cronenberg ("A History of Violence") adapts author Don DeLillo's novel about a Manhattan billionaire (Robert Pattinson) who finds his quest to get a haircut from his father's old barber complicated by the presidential motorcade, a gang of violent anarchists, and a funeral procession for a famous hip-hop star. Meanwhile, the wealthy 28-year-old's vast fortune rests on the value of the yen, which he continually monitors from the comfort of his stretch limo. Keira Knightley, Paul Giamatti, and Juliette Binoche co-star.
EASTERN PROMISES is the new thriller that reteams acclaimed director David Cronenberg with his „A History of Violence“ leading man Viggo Mortensen. As in the earlier film, director and star together explore the psyche, physicality, and fortunes of a man whose true nature may never be wholly revealed. The mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin (Mr. Mortensen) is a driver for one of London’s most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin.
Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is living a happy and quiet life with his wife (Maria Bello) and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana, but one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. Sensing danger, he takes action and saves his customers and friends in the self-defense killings of two-sought-after criminals. Heralded as a hero, Tom's life is changed overnight, attracting a national media circus, which forces him into the spotlight.