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1,263 Ratings

Boarding Gate

Directed by Olivier Assayas
France, Luxembourg, 2007


Sandra is forced to flee London after a steamy encounter with a debt ridden ex-lover ends in violence. Starting afresh in Hong Kong, she becomes involved with a couple who promise to help her obtain papers. But nothing turns out as expected, and she finds herself trapped in a game of manipulation.

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Boarding Gate Directed by Olivier Assayas

Critics reviews

The elements are there in Boarding Gate of a trashy good time: a girl and a gun, smoldering sexuality, conspiracies and double-crosses. Most B-movies, though, don’t have the Contempt-like drawn-out dialogue scenes, soundtrack featuring Brian Eno’s Music for Airports, and inhumanly slick surfaces that this one does. But the best B-movies still manage to say something about human nature in their own rough ways, and Assayas honors that legacy here, albeit in a more intellectualized form.
March 08, 2017
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