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Demonlover

Connie Nielsen, Charles Berling, Chloe Sevigny, Gina Gershon, Dominique Reymond

Directed by Marie-Jeanne Pascal
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March 9, 2004

Some people find this mix of Internet porn and corporate spying easy to hate. But look closely at the hypnotic images presented by French director Olivier Assayas (Irma Vep), and a potent film emerges. Connie Nielsen, as an American exec for a French video company, fends off a deceitful assistant (Chloe Sevigny) and tries to acquire a Japanese 3-D animated porn site. Extras include astute commentary from Assayas and a cool feature with Sonic Youth on the making of the soundtrack.

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