Directed by: Olivier Assayas
Starring: Connie Nielsen (Diane), Chloë Sevigny (Elise), Charles Berling (Hervé), Gina Gershon (Elaine)
Country: France, European Cinema
Language: French (English subtitles)
Genres: Internet Perversions, Psychological Thrillers, Anime, Torture
Plot – Spoilers:
Demonlover is a French thriller on corporate plots and schemes that go into the control of internet perversions.
Diane is the ambitious PA to Volf, head of a large French corporation that is into varied global businesses ranging from the Internet to real estate. On a return flight from a business meeting, she drugs and incapacitates her senior executive with the aim of taking her place in the company. Her main target is to oversee an upcoming deal with a Japanese anime studio who specialize in Hentai – Diane is actually a mole for Mangatronics, an internet company, whose main American rival, Demonlover are tipped to acquire distribution rights to all of Volf’s internet properties.
Diane gets what she was aiming for, but soon finds a note on her desk suggesting her secret’s out. Apart from now being conscious of her every move, she also has to deal with a hostile junior executive, Elise and the ruthless, yet amorous Hervé, while the pressure from her handlers begins to mount. Meanwhile, the American company Demonlover appear to be connected to a nasty spot on the web that threatens to translate into irl danger for some concerned.