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Demonlover (2002)

R  |   |  Thriller, Drama, Mystery  |  6 November 2002 (France)
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Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.

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Hervé Le Millinec
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Elise Lipsky
Dominique Reymond ...
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Elaine Si Gibril
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Edward Gomez
Thomas M. Pollard ...
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Abi Sakamoto ...
Kaori - la traductrice
Naoko Yamazaki ...
Eiko
Nao Ômori ...
Shoji
Jean-Pierre Gos ...
Verkamp - Contact Diane
Julie Brochen ...
Gina - Amie de Diane
Randall Holden ...
Ray
Alexandre Lachaux ...
Erwan - Broker #1
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Diane works for a French firm bidding to purchase a Japanese animation outfit. Diane maliciously hatches a plot to take the job of her supervisor Karen. The plan succeeds, but then Diane faces problems when a competing American firm, represented by Elaine, becomes involved. Diane's assistant Elise remains loyal to Karen, and she frustrates Diane's every move. When it comes to light that the one of the concerned parties controls an Internet site which broadcasts actual torture, the plot thickens. Written by Ken Miller {wkmiller704@yahoo.com}

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Rated R for strong violence, sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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€7,032,000 (estimated)

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$39,284 (USA) (19 September 2003)

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$231,756 (USA) (23 January 2004)
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The prêt-a-porter featured is from a Fred Sathal collection and is credited along the movie and video game extracts featured. See more »

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Hervé Le Millinec: I saw you move. I saw you with Volf.
Diane de Monx: What did you see?
Hervé Le Millinec: How you operated. I admire you.
Diane de Monx: You didn't see anything. No one sees anything. Ever. They watch... But they don't understand.
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Didn't love the demon
5 February 2003 | by (Gent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Demonlover is in many ways an interesting movie. The French critics didn't like it, which is a reason on itself to go to see it (the French tend to praise their own stuff most of the time). So, that's what I did. And it leaves you unsettled just like Cronenberg's Crash. Same industrial 'cool' spaces, same underacted performances (Nielsen is brilliant) and all in all a plot that goes off track near the end. When you leave the theatre, you're not sure whether you've seen a good movie or not. So what is it about? Espionage, 3D Manga porn, control & controlled, torture (physically and mentally) and betrayal. Interesting stuff that keeps you hooked on the screen for the first 1,5 hour, but director Assayas overkills the last half hour by adding unnecessary plot twists, unexplained events and an ending that kinda leads to nowhere. Still, the stunning visuals and the Sonic Youth score make it all worth the visit. Also check out Assayas' Irma Vep.


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