Actors: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe, Don McKellar
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about eXistenZ|
|eXistenZ is a movie coproduced, written and directed by canadian director David Cronenberg in 1999. The director won the Silver Berlin Bear for outstanding artistic achievement at the Berlin Film Festival.
Allegra Geller is the best inventor/designer of virtual video games. During the first public presentation of eXistenZ, her last creation, she is attacked by a young fanatic member of an organization opposed to her games. She must flee with Ted Pikul, a marketing employee, who must protect her. But first, in order to verify whether Allegra's organic game pod, that contains the only available version of the new game, has been hurt, both must play eXistenZ. Ted accepts reluctantly the graft of a gameport in his own spinal column in order to be able to play. Ian Holm, an old scientist, repairs the pod so that Allegra and Ted can at last play. During the first game, they discover that the game pod has been infected by a virus that could destroy it. But soon both heroes don't know anymore whether they are playing or not eXistenZ.
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**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
Robots & Computers & VR
- virtual reality movie
Character operated on/altered?
Kind of alteration:
- Given added abilities
- (woman) short/butch/lez
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard straight
- average build (man)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
In virtual reality?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Comedy or somewhat funny movie?
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
Kinds of F/X
- Things that change shape/morph
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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