Edmond (2005) - Synopsis
“You are not where you belong.”
Thus begins a brutal descent into a contemporary urban hell in David Mamet's savage black comedy, when his encounter with a fortune-teller leads businessman Edmond (William H. Macy) to confront the emptiness of his life and marriage. Appalled, he flees into the vortex of the City's underbelly, plummeting into a free fall he mistakes for liberation. To Edmond's surprise, it's dark outside: hookers charge, pimps are violent, and the guy on the corner is a conman. Edmond is robbed, beaten and left bewildered. But there's a strange comfort at the bottom. Exhilarated by a random act of violence, Edmond picks up a waitress, Glenna (Julia Stiles), but their riotous sex play leads first to conflict, then to murder. With nothing to lose but his liberty, Edmond spirals further out of control, towards prison, disintegration, and a very brutal redemption.