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 ...
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Abi Sakamoto ...
Kaori - la traductrice
Naoko Yamazaki ...
Eiko
Nao Ohmori ...
Shoji (as Nao Ômori)
Jean-Pierre Gos ...
Verkamp - Contact Diane
Julie Brochen ...
Gina - Amie de Diane
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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)  »

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Budget:

€7,032,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$231,756 (USA) (23 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

Diane (Connie Nielsen) pronounces the word 'manga' incorrectly. 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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References The Avengers (1961) See more »

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Superdead
Performed by Sonic Youth
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I liked it, but not until the final scene (that is given away below).
1 April 2004 | by (Buffalo, NY) – See all my reviews

Darn it, I liked this movie. At first, I had great difficulty following this film. However, the plot and cinematography were interesting enough to keep my attention and get me thinking. At first, Diane appears empowered by participating in some macho corporate espionage within the cutthroat world of technology. After the initial scene, we are shown that she really isn't in control. Diane's life unravels thread by thread. As the film progresses, we find out that she isn't even in charge of her own gopher: Diane is a puppet...a slave. What made Diane risk her job, her freedom? What makes the characters want to control and abuse people? A twerp who stole his daddy's credit card. Demonlover is a well-crafted comment on manipulation, commercialism, and (dare I say it?) the abuse of capitalism.


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