Assistive Technologies


1hr 37mins
Directed by
David Cronenberg
Jude Law,
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
Ian Holm,
Willem Dafoe

Play it. Live it. Kill for it.

Video game designer Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has created a virtual reality game called eXistenZ. After a crazed fan attempts to kill her, Allegra goes on the run with Ted (Jude Law), a young businessman who falls into the role of bodyguard. In an attempt to save her game, Allegra implants into Ted's body the video game pod that carries a damaged copy of eXistenZ.

“While weaving fresh variations on familiar Cronenberg themes, the film also proffers intriguing metaphors about the role of the artist in a consumer-driven world, and the ambivalent effects of fetishised, thrill-based entertainment.” — Time Out London

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