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Released 2003
Distributor Palm Pictures

French director Olivier Assayas, usually more disposed to lyrically ambiguous meditations like The Clouds of Sils Maria and Personal Shopper, lets it all hang out in this movie mind game embracing high tech conspiracies and torture porn. Connie Nielsen, Chloë Sevigny and the always game Gina Gershon star as duplicitous jet-setters in a paranoid world of internet intrigue. Sonic Youth’s disquieting soundtrack seals the deal.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.