“You are not where you belong.” Thus begins a brutal descent into a contemporary urban hell in David Mamet’s savage black comedy.
A brief 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 spirals out of control, towards disintegration, and a very brutal redemption.