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DEMONLOVER (2002) – NEW 2K RESTORATION SUPERVISED BY DIRECTOR OLIVIER ASSAYAS
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“No one sees anything. Ever. They watch, but they don’t understand.” So observes Connie Nielsen in Olivier Assayas’s hallucinatory, globe-spanning Demonlover, a postmodern neonoir thriller and media critique in which nothing—not even the film itself—is what it appears to be. Nielsen plays Diane de Monx, a Volf Corporation executive turned spy for rival Mangatronics in the companies’ battle over the lucrative market of Internet adult animation. But Diane may not be the only player at Volf with a hidden agenda: both romantic interest Hervé (Charles Berling) and office enemy Elise (Chloë Sevigny) seem to know her secret and can easily use it against her for their own purposes. As the stakes grow higher and Diane ventures into deadlier territory, Assayas explores the connections between multinational businesses and extreme underground media as well as the many ways 21st-century reality increasingly resembles violent, disorienting fiction.
Dir: Olivier Assayas / 2002 / France / 122 min
“A potent film.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“It’s gripping and provocative, making effective use of actor Charles Berling and the music of Sonic Youth.” — Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
“Expect demonlover to become a midnight-movie staple in the coming years. And expect shards of it to roil your dreams for weeks.” — Ty Burr, Boston Globe