Year: 2004
Director: Olivier Assayas
Writer: Olivier Assayas
Cast: Connie Nielsen, Chloe Sevigny, Gina Gershon
What looked like a very sexy action/techno thriller, like an edgier, soft porn The Matrix, turned out a bit of a disappointment.

It's not afraid to name names in the big business world of tech and games development, but the promising set-up doesn't really go anywhere.

Setting up a deal to distribute hardcore manga from a Japanese producer, Connie Neilsen plays a hard as nails businesswoman who gets mixed up in a world she thinks she can manage, filled with corporate espionage and counterespionage.

It shifts into high gear in a surprisingly scary and crushing ending where the heroine finds herself locked in a grimy prison cell in Eastern Europe waiting for some kid in the world to give a credit card number to watch her get sexually tortured over the Internet.

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