Screening on Film
Directed by Olivier Assayas.
With Chloë Sevigny, Charles Berling, Connie Nielsen.
France, 2002, 35mm, color, 117 min.
English, French and Japanese with English subtitles.
Print source: Palm Pictures

In this bold updating of Feuillade for the age of global capital and digital media, rival shadowy multinational corporations send their attractive minions (Chloë Sevigny, Connie Nielsen, and Gina Gershon, among others) to scheme, lie, or even kill for a stake in TokyoAnime, a Japanese company that produces 3-D animated porno-graphy. Although the plot hops from Parisian boardrooms to Tokyo nightclubs and Mexican badlands, there is only one true setting: the wilds of cyberspace, and the distinct unease that lurks there. Sourly flavored by a disquieting Sonic Youth soundtrack and the fragmented glass-and-neon visions of cinematographer Denis Lenoir, demonlover is a cynical and beautifully rendered postmodern fable of sex, high fashion and espionage as the new currencies of international cyber-business.

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