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

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Cast

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Hervé Le Millinec
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Elise Lipsky
Dominique Reymond ...
Karen
Jean-Baptiste Malartre ...
Henri-Pierre Volf
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Elaine Si Gibril
Edwin Gerard ...
Edward Gomez
Thomas M. Pollard ...
Avocat américain
Abi Sakamoto ...
Kaori - la traductrice
Naoko Yamazaki ...
Eiko
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Shoji (as Nao Ômori)
Jean-Pierre Gos ...
Verkamp - Contact Diane
Julie Brochen ...
Gina - Amie de Diane
Randall Holden ...
Ray
Alexandre Lachaux ...
Erwan - Broker #1
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Storyline

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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6 November 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Agente Infiltrada  »

Box Office

Budget:

€7,032,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,284 (USA) (21 September 2003)

Gross:

$231,756 (USA) (25 January 2004)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Godzilla (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Back to Primitive
Written by Max Cavalera
Performed by Soulfly
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The Most Original Film of 2003!
21 September 2003 | by (Hell Lay, California) – See all my reviews

I have never seen an Olivier Assayas film before.This was just a visceral load of imagery that I didn't want to stop!

All of these images before you. Corporate power, double crossing, hentai anime, and interactive torture websites all come together to form something that might mean different things to different people. The performances are great though. Gina Gershon (Showgirls,Bound,Face/Off) looks better then ever only problem I wanted to see her more. Connie Nielsen in the lead role is awesome as the corporate mole/ice queen. I'm surprised that was the same actress in Gladiator and One-Hour Photo. And Chloe Sevigny is quiet but assertive at the same time.

If your tired of all the same exploding cars and sappy romantic comedies lately, come check this one out. You'll be pleasantly surprised


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