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

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David Cronenberg (screenplay)
Don DeLillo (novel)
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25 May 2012 (France) See more »
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How far can he go before he goes too far?
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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 » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Robert Pattinson ... Eric Packer

Sarah Gadon ... Elise Shifrin

Paul Giamatti ... Benno Levin

Kevin Durand ... Torval

Abdul Ayoola ... Ibrahim Hamadou

Juliette Binoche ... Didi Fancher

Emily Hampshire ... Jane Melman
Bob Bainborough ... Dr. Ingram

Samantha Morton ... Vija Kinsky
Zeljko Kecojevic ... Danko

Jay Baruchel ... Shiner
Philip Nozuka ... Michael Chin

Mathieu Amalric ... André Petrescu

Patricia McKenzie ... Kendra Hays
Ryan Kelly ... Rat Man #1
Nadeem Umar-Khitab ... Rat Man #2
Albert Gomez ... Counterman (as Alberto Gomez)

Gouchy Boy ... Kosmo Thomas
David Schaap ... Arthur Rapp

Warren Chow ... Arthur's Attacker

George Touliatos ... Anthony Adubato

Jadyn Wong ... Money Channel Interviewer

K'Naan ... Brutha Fez
Inessa Frantowski ... Woman Holding Rat
Jonathan Seinen ... Man on Fire
Milton Barnes ... Videographer #1
John Batkis ... Photographer #1

Saad Siddiqui ... Photographer #2

Anna Hardwick ... Photographer #3 - Jenn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paulette Sinclair ... Bag Lady (uncredited)

Directed by
David Cronenberg 
 
Writing credits
David Cronenberg (screenplay)

Don DeLillo (novel)

Produced by
Joseph Boccia .... line producer
Paulo Branco .... producer
Edouard Carmignac .... executive producer
Manuel Castelo-Branco .... associate producer
Walter Gasparovic .... associate producer
Martin Katz .... producer
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam .... executive producer
Grégoire Melin .... executive producer (as Gregoire Melin)
Adam Shaheen .... producer: titles, Cuppa Coffee Studios
Renee Tab .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Suschitzky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sanders 
 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
 
Production Design by
Arvinder Grewal  (as Arv Greywal)
 
Art Direction by
Joshu de Cartier 
 
Costume Design by
Denise Cronenberg 
 
Makeup Department
Chris Bridges .... special makeup effects artist
Stacey Butterworth .... wigmaker: Mr. Giamatti
Stephan Dupuis .... makeup designer
Paul R.J. Elliot .... key hair stylist (as Paul Elliot)
Sondra Treilhard .... assistant hair stylist
Dorota Zajac .... assistant makeup artist
Seth Rossman .... assistant special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joseph Boccia .... production manager
Melissa Girotti .... production supervisor
Anne Mattatia .... post-production supervisor: France
Anne Mattatia .... production supervisor: France
Robin M. Reelis .... unit production manager (as Robin Reelis)
Lori A. Waters .... post-production supervisor (as Lori Waters)
Frederic Jupin .... post-production supervisor: Eclair Numérique (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Boem .... second assistant director
Matt Coatsworth .... trainee assistant director
Tim Cushen .... trainee assistant director
Walter Gasparovic .... first assistant director
Kevin Hennelly .... third assistant director
Gerrod Shully .... third assistant director
Jeremy Whittaker .... assistant director
Jonathan Gajewski .... assistant director (uncredited)
Justin Gajewski .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ken Clark .... lead man
Steven Conner .... assistant head carpenter (as Steve Conner)
Robert E. Cross .... set dresser
Clive D'Oliveira .... painter
Ted Dudas .... scenic painter
Miro Dziwik .... head painter (as Miro Dwizik)
Gord Elliston .... on-set carpenter
David Evans .... on-set dresser
Brad Francis .... on-set scenic
John Fraser .... scenic painter
Doug Graham .... set dresser
Paul Hamilton .... carpenter
Ron Hewitt .... property master
Stefan Holmberg .... carpenter
Jon Hunter .... graphic designer
Michael Huschka .... assistant property master
Marc Kuitenbrouwer .... construction coordinator
Judy Kuntz .... painter
Matthew Lammerich .... key scenic artist
Patricia Larman .... set decoration buyer
Erin Leslie .... assistant key scenic
Jennifer MacDonald .... first assistant art director (as Jennifer C. MacDonald)
Anthony Manelli .... head carpenter
Shaun Martens .... second assistant art director
Mara McSweeny .... art department clearances
Matt Middleton .... set designer
Brad Milburn .... set designer
Ted Ovans .... carpenter
Gerrard Pace .... carpenter
Don Parks .... painter
Hubert Peddle .... carpenter
Charles Sharun .... scenic painter
Steve Shewchuk .... key set decorator
Geoffrey Smith .... set dresser
John Tawse .... laborer
John Todd .... carpenter
Dan Wladyka .... set dresser
Farrah Yip .... art department apprentice
Vicky Yolevski .... laborer
Traceley Young .... assistant head carpenter
Vicki Pui .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Acbard .... boom operator
Pierre Bariaud .... foley editor
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Rob Bertola .... sound effects editor
Aurélie Boileau .... foley editing post-poduction coordinator: Télétota
André Cappello .... foley recording auditorium: Télétota (as André Capello)
Gavin Coford .... second boom operator
Vincent Demortain .... sound mix technical director: Cinéphase
Nicolas Fioraso .... foley assistant
Alastair Gray .... adr editor
Alastair Gray .... dialogue editor
Wayne Griffin .... supervising sound editor
Adrien Guillemot .... sound mix re-recording assistant: Cinéphase
Michel Monier .... sound consultant: dolby
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound mixer
Michael O'Farrell .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael O'Farrell .... supervising sound editor
Julien Perez .... foley recordist
Alexis Phelipot .... foley editing post-production coordinator: Téétota
Brandon Prodger .... adr recordist: Canada, Urban Post Production
Olivier Roche .... sound mix re-recording assistant: Cinéphase
Jean-Yves Rousseau .... sound mix facility manager: Cinéphase
Yannick Roussille .... dubbing post-production coordinator: Télétota
Boris Schoene .... foley recording post-production coordinator: Télétota
Orest Sushko .... sound re-recording mixer
Vendome Uhl .... adr recordist: France, Studio Line
Fanny Weinzaepflen .... sound mix re-recording trainee: Cinéphase
Gren-Erich Zwicker .... first assistant sound editor
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
Vincent Gregorio .... dubbing editor (uncredited)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jean-Christophe Sabatier .... french dubbing recordist (uncredited)
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Gregorio Vincent .... dubbing editor (uncredited)
Tim West .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Warren Appleby .... special effects coordinator
Shuba Dasgupta .... first assistant special effects
Sam Hudecki .... motion graphics
John MacGillivray .... special effects rigging supervisor
Fiona MacPherson .... special effects administrator
Cameron Patterson .... special effects supervisor
Daniel White .... on-set special effects (as Danny White)
 
Visual Effects by
Mandy Au .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Vishal S. Bendre .... cg artist
Barb Benoit .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Dennis Berardi .... supervising visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
Kristy Blackwell .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Mike Borrett .... visual effects operations: Mr. X Inc.
James Bunk .... visual effects systems team: visual effects operations: Mr. X Inc.
Wilson Cameron .... visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
Andy Chan .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Dougie Cook .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
James Cooper .... lead compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Gary Couto .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc. (as Gary J. Couto)
Juan de Santiago .... modeling and texturing: Mr. X Inc.
Harshal Deshpande .... tracking lead
Michael DiCarlo .... on-set visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Eddie Englander .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Rory Falloon .... visual effects systems team: visual effects operations: Mr. X Inc.
Naomi Foakes .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Oliver Hearsey .... tracking/layout: Mr. X Inc.
Anna Joukova .... digital compositor: Mr.X Inc
Matthew Lajoie .... tracking/layout: Mr. X Inc.
Jatinder Singh Manhas .... visual effects artist
Sarah McMurdo .... visual effects operations: Mr. X Inc.
Perrine Michel .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Chris Nguyen .... visual effects systems team: visual effects operations: Mr. X Inc.
Kelly Noordermeer .... visual effects operations: Mr. X Inc.
Briana Nuttall .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Anna Pacchioni .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Alessandro Pantanella .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Riaz Patel .... digital compositor
Diana Pazzano .... visual effects operations: Mr. X Inc.
Matthew Pellar .... visual effects operations: Mr. X Inc. (as Matt Pellar)
Chris Ross .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Tamara Stone .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Jim Su .... visual effects rigging: Mr. X Inc.
Aaron Weintraub .... visual effects operations: Mr. X Inc.
Matt 'Readyman' Whelan .... lighting: Mr. X Inc. (as Matt Whelan)
Owen Williams .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Elizaveta Yankelovich .... visual effects operations: Mr. X Inc. (as Liz Yankelovich)
Wojciech Zielinski .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Joseph Cheng Chen .... tracking and layout (uncredited)
Devin Dawkins .... digital artist (uncredited)
David Fix .... senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc. (uncredited)
Vinay Goenka .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Lince K.F. .... digital artist (uncredited)
Jesh Murthy .... visual effects (uncredited)
Rahul Roy .... compositor (uncredited)
Ian Spriggs .... senior character modeler (uncredited)
Kamal Kumar Tiwari .... compositor (uncredited)
Celine Zoleta .... production assistant: Mr. X (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dustin Brooks .... stunt safety
Chad Camilleri .... stunts
Brett Chan .... stunt performer
Lauro Chartrand .... stunts
Colin Decker .... stunt safety
Flint Eagle .... stunts
Brayden Jones .... stunts
Riley Jones .... stunts
Angelica Lisk-Hann .... stunts (as Angelica Lisk)
Regan Moore .... stunts
Layton Morrison .... stunt coordinator
Layton Morrison .... stunts
Efosa Otuomagie .... stunts (as Efosa Outamagie)
Dan Shea .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Barrett Axford .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Breeze .... gaffer
Gilles Corbeil .... steadicam operator
Caitlin Cronenberg .... still photographer
Robert Daprato .... key grip
Christopher Dean .... key rigging grip
Tara Dixit .... second assistant camera
Nigel Draper .... dimmer board operator
Sam Eldridge .... generator operator
Tony Eldridge .... best boy electric
Robert Fayle .... electrics
David Foquin .... first assistant camera: tests
Jeff Hicks .... camera trainee
Monty Jatin Jang .... digital imaging technician trainee
Patrick King .... electrician
Michael Kohne .... best boy grip
Fabian MacDonald .... grip
Jason McGowan .... dolly grip
Sean Osadzuk .... electrics
Marc Tardif .... camera trainee (as Mark Tardif)
Davidson Tate .... rigging gaffer
Frank Teunissen .... best boy rigging grip
Ralph Thompson .... electrics
Robert Vigus .... grip
Jasper Vrakking .... digital imaging technician
Michael Williams .... second assistant camera
Mikkel Zall .... cinematographer: behind the scenes (as Mikkel Zahl)
Robert Archer .... daily grip (uncredited)
Rocky Brown .... electrician (uncredited)
Ian C. Harris .... rigging best boy electric (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Zameret Kleiman .... casting director: background
Christopher Richards .... casting associate
Jane Spencer .... background casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Boulden .... costume supervisor
Christina Cattle .... set costume supervisor
Jennifer Evans .... costume buyer
Roland Heizinger .... costume cutter/ tailor
Susan Nycz .... costume truck supervisor
Anne Peiponen .... extras costume coordinator (as Ann Peiponen)
Alan St. Germain .... assistant extras coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer: Deluxe Post Production
Catherine Athon .... head of digital and photochemical post-production: Éclair Numérique
Kamel Ayoub .... shoot and transfer: Éclair Numérique
Thierry Beaumel .... post-production technical director: Éclair Numérique
Chris Blacklock .... digital dailies supervisor: Deluxe Post Production
Frédéric Casnin .... digital post-production: Éclair Numérique (as Frederic Casnin)
Bernie Clayton .... operator: video data centre: Deluxe Post Production
Benjamin Clement .... digital grading assistant: Éclair Numérique
Kevin Downer .... digital intermediate editor: Deluxe Post Production
Beatrice Fraschini .... post-production coordinator: Éclair Numérique (as Beatrice Fraschini Rey)
Pietro Gallo .... digital opticals: Deluxe Post Production
Clément Guégan .... digital conformation
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate project manager: Deluxe Post Production
Isabelle Julien .... digital colorist: Éclair Numérique
Frederic Jupin .... digital post-production: Éclair Numérique
Mary Juric .... assistant editor
Robert Kfoury .... shoot and transfer: Éclair Numérique
Vanessa Lafaille .... digital grading department coordinator: Éclair Numérique
Marine Lepoutre .... photochemical timer: Éclair Numérique
Sonia Mariaulle .... trailer
Rui Martins .... digital dailies supervisor: Deluxe Post Production
Lucas Masson .... trailer
Tom Mayclim .... digital intermediate data i/o supervisor: Deluxe Post Production
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate assistant: Deluxe Post Production
Eric Myles .... digital opticals: Deluxe Post Production
Michael Paterson .... dailies project manager: Deluxe Post Production
Michael Paterson .... digital intermediate project manager: Deluxe Post Production
Nick Paulozza .... digital intermediate imaging supervisor: Deluxe Post Production
Sandy Pereira .... first assistant editor (as Sandy M. Pereira)
Patrick Perron .... operator: video data centre: Deluxe Post Production
Trevor Pickard .... digital intermediate data wrangler: Deluxe Post Production
Emma Sanders .... post-production coordinator (as Emma Sanders Finlayson)
Alison Schouten .... digital intermediate assistant: Deluxe Post Production
Mike Seeley .... operator: video data centre: Deluxe Post Production
Mark Thorp .... digital intermediate technical resource manager: Deluxe Post Production
Karim El Katari .... color timer: Éclair Numérique (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jennifer L. Dunnington .... music editor
Metric .... music performed by
John O'Mahony .... music mixer: Liberty Studios
Liam O'Neil .... music recordist: Giant Studios
Howard Shore .... music producer
Amy Baer .... music preparation (uncredited)
Alan Frey .... music production coordinator (uncredited)
James Sizemore .... music programmer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James Beaudrow .... unit driver (as Jim Beaudrow)
John Bignell .... driver
John Cocks .... driver: Mr. Pattinson
Matthew Garland .... driver (as Matt Garland)
Scott Hutchings .... picture car co-captain
Mike Kieler .... driver
Bill Leeking .... driver
Paul Marshall .... transportation captain
Bryan McArthur .... driver: construction
John Ozlins .... transportation coordinator (as John Ozolins)
Regina Petrik .... driver (as Regina Popp)
Brian Travers .... driver
Maurice Tremblay .... transportation co-captain
Jim Vigus .... driver: set decoration
Dave Wilson .... picture car captain (as David R. Wilson)
 
Other crew
Mustapha Nait Ali .... assistant location manager: France
Gina Barbier .... sales manager: Tékétota
Frederic Baroudel .... sales manager: Éclair Numérique
Leor Boshi .... office production assistant
Dillon Bowman .... office production assistant
Jonathan Bronfman .... assistant: Mr. Katz
Jared Burton .... location assistant
Samy Chandiramani .... sales manager: Tékétota
Alex Cho .... production financing: Union Bank
Shaun Coughlin .... third assistant accountant
Nadia Day .... assistant post-production accountant
Jonathan Gardner .... legal services: Cohen Gardner
John Gaskin .... production accountant
Sharon Glicklich .... craft service: Stargrazing (as Sharon Gliklich)
Daniel L. Goldenberg .... legal services: Hall Webber (as Daniel Goldenberg)
Jeffrey Hawkes .... assistant: Mr. Pattinson
Eugene Henry .... assistant: Mr. Katz (as Eugene M. Henry)
Sara Holmes .... post-production accountant
Richard Hughes .... location manager
Joe Iacono .... auditor: Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono
Bryan LaCour .... production financing: Union Bank
Bertrand Le Goff .... legal services: Taylor Wessing
Chantal Leblanc-Everett .... office production assistant
Eric LePretre .... accountant: France
Jessica Lister .... craft service: Stargrazing
Sophie Lombardo .... accountant: France
Luz Magcawas .... payroll accountant
Lisa Mahal .... assistant: Mr. Cronenberg
Christopher Marren .... adr loop group leader (as Chris Marren)
Tommy Matejka .... stand-in: Mr. Pattinson
Eleanor Mendes .... production coordinator
Carla Meyer .... dialogue coach: adr
Tim Monich .... dialogue coach
Matt Nelson .... second assistant accountant
Trevor Pickett .... office production assistant
Andy Plaitis .... coordinator: lsp
John Rakich .... assistant location manager
Archie Rodrigues .... travel agent
Linda Rose .... accountant: visual effects, Mr. X Inc.
Dug Rotstein .... script supervisor (as Douglas Rotstein)
Yannick Roussille .... subtitling and audiodescription post-production coordinator: Télétota
Julita Santos .... assistant: Mr. Branco
Cristiana Sena .... assistant: Mr. Branco
Amir Senat .... craft service: Stargrazing
Lisa Shamata .... unit publicist
Meghan Smith .... on-set medic
Justin Stephenson .... titles design director: Cuppa Coffee Studios
Jen Stivala .... first assistant accountant
Charles Taylor .... head armorer: Movie Armaments Group
Drew Taylor .... location assistant
Claire Tomasini .... office production assistant
Christian Valsamidis .... legal services: Taylor Wessing
Vanessa Whittaker .... assistant production coordinator
Laurent Boyé .... international festival publicity team: telefilm canada (uncredited)
Paul Chodirker .... legal services (uncredited)
Ken Dhaliwal .... finance legal (uncredited)
Lon J. Hall .... legal counsel (uncredited)
Miriam Laurence .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Christiane Sommermeier .... marketing (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong sexual content including graphic nudity, violence and language
Runtime:
109 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
With the exception of Robert Pattinson (British), Juliette Binoche (French) and Paul Giamatti (American), almost all the actors in this film are Canadian.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Torval:Where?
Eric Packer:I wanna a haircut.
Torval:The president's in town.
Eric Packer:We don't care. We need a haircut. We need to go crosstown.
Torval:You will hit traffic that speaks in quarter inches.
Eric Packer:Just so I know. Which president are we talking about?
Torval:United States. Barriers will be set up. Entire streets deleted from the map.
Eric Packer:Show me my car.
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87 out of 138 people found the following review useful.
Dialogue-driven and emotionally empty, "Cosmpolis" requires an intense desire for philosophical discourse, 21 September 2012
Author: Movie_Muse_Reviews from IL, USA

Let's say that for every 10 "Twilight" fans, at least one is guaranteed to give "Cosmopolis" a go for no other reason than Robert Pattinson. And among those "Twilight" fans dumb enough to mindlessly try the film out, at least 9 of 10 will despise what they see.

David Cronenberg rather faithfully (from what I understand) adapts Don DeLillo's socio- economic commentary rolled into a film about young billionaire Eric Packer, who goes on a long limo ride across New York City for a haircut. What he fails to recognize, however, is that he was completely wasting his time; "Cosmopolis" has no business being a movie.

Cronenberg's clean and tight approach to the film can't be denied its technical kudos, but everything he films is emotionally anemic. "Cosmopolis" has no story; its characters are talking heads and its scenes just a collection of political gospel and esoteric ideologies.

Not an ounce of this film goes into giving its characters souls, and the more you hunt in search for just a sliver of one, the less attention you pay to the themes so fundamental to the film's core. If you can focus long enough in any given scene, you'll pick up some thought- provoking nuggets, but our natural curiosity as an audience is to look for the story behind the highbrow dialogue. Doing so, however, distracts from paying attention to all that can be praised about this material.

Therein lies the reason Cronenberg should have left the novel alone. Ideas like the ones presented in "Cosmopolis" deserve time to simmer. If I had read the book, I certainly would have taken the time to re-read portions of it to process the commentary on capitalism rather than thinking at multiple times throughout the film "oh, there are rats, that's a symbol for what this film is trying to say about capitalism!"

With the exception of Packer's newly made wife (Sarah Gadon), the cast of supporting characters suffers a similar fate in spite of some big names in Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti and Jay Baruchel. By the time you can begin to so much as chew on the ideas raised in one of any of the several scenes in which Packer meets with a new character in his limo and talks about big-time stuff, that character is gone from the film completely. You never get a moment to catch up so that you can be in step with what's going on.

Providing further distraction from understanding anything that's said in this movie is how Cronenberg — as he always does — charges this film with sexual and violent tension. He's not adding any that's not already in the story, but he accentuates it. Consequently, moments in the film will yank you out of your perpetual state of philosophical processing and snap you back into the moment of the film, usually a violent outburst or a quick cut to a sex scene. That's part of what makes Cronenberg a revered director, but in this case it's what makes "Cosmopolis" such a tough watch.

For those hoping to see what Pattinson does as a top-billed star given weighty material, "Cosmopolis" proves to be an unfair judge. He seems comfortable with the bizarre style of dialogue, but the character and the story are so empty that the film can hardly be considered a fair judgment of his would-be dramatic prowess.

As with any work of art steeped in its ideas, the more you sit with it or re-experience it, the more you're likely to warm up to it, and I have no reason to believe that will not be true of "Cosmopolis." At the same time, a majority of viewers will likely not be equipped with the experience of processing this language as the film necessitates, and the first run-through (obviously the most important) suffers drastically as a result.

~Steven C

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