Demonlover (2002)

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Avg Rating: 3.6 / 5. Voted: 33

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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)
Runtime: 01:56:22
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.

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April 26, 2024 1:21 pm

Personally, I found the film difficult to follow especially with the plot jumping back and forward as much as did.

November 23, 2023 9:16 am

I knew about the time I read the synopsis that this was over convulted mess! This movie was obnoxiously incoherent and a massive bore. Not once did I understand what was actually happening and after awhile I found myself not caring either. Fuck this movie!! 0/10

October 24, 2022 1:26 am

assayas sure knows how to mix thrilling sequences with absolute boredom

October 17, 2022 11:38 am

Meh boring trash this dude can’t fuck for shit, He call himself lover but doesn’t know how to fuck women just a dickless moron

July 4, 2022 7:37 pm

this is more fucked up than Serbian Film
no violent and gory shit, no shock-value
but if you can see our two main actresses
as MKultra assets, type thing…
and, can you imagine what they didnt show during her black-outs
because i am sure it could rival anything from Serbian Film

December 21, 2021 8:17 pm

Sick movie, like videodrome but thru internet.

Thanks a ton EUM, would never have found such great movies without this website

May 21, 2021 4:06 pm

Is this the R-rated version or the unrated director’s cut (which has less pixelation and a longer Hellfire club scene)?

September 12, 2020 3:48 pm

Nonsensical, boring, and painfully predictable

Heidi Attwood
Heidi Attwood
September 12, 2020 8:47 am

Excellent movie IMO: well directed, good acting, and a PLOT (which a lot of movies on here don’t have),