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Demonlover (Unrated Director's Cut)
Unrated Director's Cut
Actors: Connie Nielsen, Gina Gershon, ChloŽ Sevigny, Charles Berling, Dominique Reymond
Director: Olivier Assayas
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
UR     2004     1hr 56min

The most fearless film yet by France's idiosyncratic Olivier Assayas (Irma Vep) is an unholy marriage of ruthless corporate thriller and sinister science fiction. Connie Nielsen is the American "ice princess" in a French m...  more »


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Actors: Connie Nielsen, Gina Gershon, ChloŽ Sevigny, Charles Berling, Dominique Reymond
Director: Olivier Assayas
Creators: Olivier Assayas, Andres Martin, Claude Davy, Edouard Weil, Jean Coulon, Sylvie Barthet, Xavier Giannoli
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/14/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 56min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
Edition: Director's Cut,Special Edition
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: French, English, Japanese
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

"Send Us Your Fantasy And We Will Make It Real" ~ Anime, Cyb
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 11/14/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Note: Presented in French with English subtitles.

The 2002 release `Demonlover' directed by Olivier Assayas starts out as a immensely intriguing exploration into highly unethical, cut throat big business practices, both corporate and individual, as carried out in the high tech, Asian erotic world of Anime fantasy and cyberspace. I found the initial premise to be not only fascinating, but extremely relevant in today's overly indulgent, dangerously narcisstic environment. With such a unique storyline the possibilities seemed endless and I joyfully settled back for the ride.

Imagine how disappointed I became as I watched this wonderful storyline devolve into a "I saw what you did" revenge plot involving office politics, a missing body, kidnapping, drugs, and internet porn. To further complicate matters an excruciatingly slow tempo, terse dialogue and obscure direction make it increasingly hard for the audience to maintain focus to the end.

Despite the overall good production values and strong cast the mismanaged, convoluted script places this film in the category of "what could have been, but wasn't". If it hadn't been for the presence of the seductive Connie Nielsen I don't think I would've been able to continue to watch all the way through."