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Year
2002
Runtime
129 min.
Director
Olivier Assayas
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
5.9
Votes *
4,146
Checks
980
Favs
35
Dislikes
47
Favs/checks
3.6% (1:28)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. MDMaster's avatar

    MDMaster

    It really is amazing how someone can make such a boring ass movie about hentai, pornography and torture (with loads of good looking women too). Really, great job. 11 years 10 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    If I were to program a pervert's cyber-thriller double feature, I'd undoubtedly match Verhoeven's Elle with Olivier Assayas' Demonlover. That sentence alone might be enough for you to press the Play or Eject button depending. Connie Nielsen is a hard sexy industrial spy working inside a French media company, manipulating a deal between it, a Japanese porn animation studio - I probably saw more hentai in the first act of this than I have in my entire life - and an American distributor. Things to escalate, not only in terms of moral ambivalence, but violence, as well as just how fantasy pornography is dished out. The third act kind of loses the plot as things get more extreme and therefore more absurd, almost disjointed. At this juncture, I wondered how the movie could possibly end on a satisfying note. It does, but that really depends on how satisfying one thinks cynicism is. Bit too dark and soulless for me, though I respect how ahead of its time this was for 2002. If you filed off the number and told me it was shot in 2023, I would have believed you (give or take actors' ages). 1 year ago
  3. D.Fernandes1685's avatar

    D.Fernandes1685

    'An anti-thesis on film'! Wow, whatever that means! 2 years 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #18 in The Times's 100 Best French Films
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  2. This movie ranks #113 in Scott Tobias's The New Cult Canon
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  3. This movie ranks #532 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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