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1,833 Ratings


Directed by Olivier Assayas
France, 2002
Thriller, Mystery, Drama


Two corporations, Magnatronic and Demonlover, are fighting for control of a new form of extreme manga and its pornographic 3-D version to be used on the web. Magnatronic enlists young Diane as a spy to infiltrate Demonlover and thwart their attempts to muscle in on the lucrative sex industry market.

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Demonlover Directed by Olivier Assayas

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2003 | 2nd place: Best Screenplay

2003 | 3rd place: Best Film

2003 | Nominee: Best Director

It’s an exasperating, irresistible, must-see mess of a movie about life in the modern world and so very good that even when its story finally crashes and burns the filmmaking remains unscathed.
September 19, 2003
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A shiny, wireless perpetual-motion machine, forever in flux as if to stave off obsolescence, Olivier Assayas’s demonlover makes other present-day movies look like moldering period pieces.
September 16, 2003
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At its best, French writer-director Olivier Assayas’ gorgeous muddle recalls Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 science-fiction masterpiece The Man Who Fell To Earth, another self-consciously arty film that gets lost in ill-defined corporate intrigue, yet gains in mood what it forfeits in coherency.
September 15, 2003
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