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Running time
97 min.
Canada Canada
David Cronenberg
Howard Shore
Peter Suschitzky
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Co-production Canada-United States; Alliance Atlantis Communications / Serendipity Point Films / Natural Nylon Entertainment. Producer: David Cronenberg
Sci-Fi. Thriller | Futuristic Thriller. Cyberpunk. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Allegra Geller, the leading game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game, eXistenZ with a focus group. As they begin, she is attacked by a fanatic assassin. She flees with a young marketing trainee, Ted Pikul, assigned as her bodyguard. Unfortunately, her pod, an organic gaming device that contains the only copy of the eXistenZ game program, is damaged. To inspect it, she talks Ted into accepting a gameport in his own body so he can play the game with her. The game lead the pair on a strange adventure where reality and their actions are impossible to determine.
1999: Sitges Film Festival: Official Selection
1999: Berlin Film Festival: Outstanding Artistic Contribution (David Cronenberg)
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