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Demonlover (2002)

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

Director:

Olivier Assayas

Writer:

Olivier Assayas
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Nielsen ... Diane de Monx
Charles Berling ... Hervé Le Millinec
Chloë Sevigny ... Elise Lipsky
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... Karen
Jean-Baptiste Malartre ... Henri-Pierre Volf
Gina Gershon ... Elaine Si Gibril
Edwin Gerard Edwin Gerard ... Edward Gomez
Thomas M. Pollard ... Avocat américain
Abi Sakamoto Abi Sakamoto ... Kaori - la traductrice
Naoko Yamazaki ... Eiko
Nao Ohmori ... Shoji (as Nao Ômori)
Jean-Pierre Gos ... Verkamp - Contact Diane
Julie Brochen Julie Brochen ... Gina - Amie de Diane
Randall Holden Randall Holden ... Ray
Alexandre Lachaux 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Alternate Versions

There are at least three versions of the film:
  • the R-rated version
  • the unrated director's cut (which has less pixalation and a longer Hellfire club scene)
  • the version originally shown at Cannes (assumed to be ca. 10 minutes longer)
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Connections

References The Avengers (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Hero
Written by Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother
Performed by Neu!
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The Most Original Film of 2003!
21 September 2003 | by crazyhellboySee 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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Details

Official Sites:

Palm Pictures

Country:

France | Mexico | Japan

Language:

French | English | Japanese

Release Date:

6 November 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Demonlover See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,032,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,284, 21 September 2003

Gross USA:

$232,044

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$462,976
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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