DEMONLOVER is Olivier Assayas' breathtaking vision of our spectacle-driven modern global society. On the surface, the film follows Diane (Connie Nielsen) who works for VolfGroup, a hugely powerful conglomerate that is negotiating the acquisition of TokyoAnime, whose revolutionary pornographic 3-D manga is set to annihilate the competition in an extraordinarily lucrative market. Two companies are battling for exclusive rights to Volf's new images on the Web: Magnatronics and Demonlover.
Magnatronics has recruited Diane to torpedo Demonlover from within and she finds a connection with the latter company and an interactive torture Web site known as "The Hellfire Club." However, Diane is soon challenged every step of the way by her amoral colleague (Charles Berling), an antagonistic and mysterious assistant (Chloë Sevigny) and an outspoken, pot-smoking American executive (Gina Gershon).
Brilliantly shot by Denis Lenoir (who previously collaborated with Assayas on films such as "Late August, Early September" and" Cold Water"), the film captures a culture spiraling out of control in which reality is posited as a video game and where every twist escalates the film to a new level.