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Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hervé Le Millinec
Elise Lipsky
Dominique Reymond ...
Jean-Baptiste Malartre ...
Henri-Pierre Volf
Elaine Si Gibril
Edwin Gerard ...
Edward Gomez
Thomas M. Pollard ...
Avocat américain
Abi Sakamoto ...
Kaori - la traductrice
Naoko Yamazaki ...
Nao Ohmori ...
Shoji (as Nao Ômori)
Jean-Pierre Gos ...
Verkamp - Contact Diane
Julie Brochen ...
Gina - Amie de Diane
Alexandre Lachaux ...
Erwan - Broker #1


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 {}

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

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Release Date:

6 November 2002 (France)  »

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Box Office


€7,032,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$231,756 (USA) (23 January 2004)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The prêt-a-porter featured is from a Fred Sathal collection and is credited along the movie and video game extracts featured. See more »


The film confuses the word Manga (which is Japanese comic books). The word the film should have used was Anime (which is Japanese animation). See more »


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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References Tomb Raider (1996) See more »


Written by Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother
Performed by Neu!
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One hour masterpiece (pity the movie last two hours)
3 August 2003 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

Connie Nielsen is an industrial spy, infiltrated in big international corporation searching for secret information and trying to sabotage their last project DEMONLOVER.

DEMONLOVER is the name of a web site/3D porn anime/game. Well it is never too clear what exactly it is but you have a long glimpse at what it is inside (basically violent and highly sexual anime and 3D computer generated images).

However, been an industrial spy is not as easy as it may seem, particularly when three or four corporations are competing and very unscrupulous higher minds are manipulating the game and players. Almost everybody that has or had some relation with a major corporation, knows how greed, corruption and desire for power move everything inside, so nobody will deem unrealistic when people have to die to achieve the company business plan.

During the whole setup and presentation DEMONLOVER shines as the best real world spy movie seen lately, but sadly, the second half lose strength and the story get nowhere. Some scenes and storylines have not continuity (like a piece is cut or missing during editing) and the end is disappointing and unnecessary.

The movie is however worth watching. The acting is very good and for a French movie, most actors are well known in America like Connie Nielsen or Chloe Sevigny. The music score is excellent as most technical aspects and international locations (the movie was shot in France, USA, Japan and Mexico). The story is quite original and the suspense carries you until the end. It could easily pass as a decent thriller (albeit the superb it started as).

It is worth mentioning, that some things could endanger it commercial success. There are not good guys; just bad or worse and the main characters are women (men characters are accessories here). A few people could get upset for some porn (anime and human) showed during the film, but because that part of the story occurs in Japan, the gross scenes are digitally shadowed.

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