Play it. Live it. Kill for it. When a brilliant video game designer (Jennifer Jason Leigh) goes on the run from assassins intent on destroying her new system, she must jack into her magnum opus to test for damage with the help of a young assistant (Jude Law). When the lines begin to blur between the corporeal and the phantasmagoric, glossy illusion fades into fleshy pleasure and real-life dangers collide with fantasy. Plug into David Cronenberg’s visionary techno-thriller, a brain-bending, reality-blending blast that serves as a powerful spiritual companion to his own masterpiece Videodrome. Is it reality or is it eXistenZ?
“Dark, delirious fun.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out
“Jennifer Jason Leigh is an ideal Cronenberg heroine, projecting a personality that is smart, wary and capable of obsessiveness.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
“The Matrix is mainstream sci-fi, but eXistenZ, written by Cronenberg, is much stranger; it creates a world where organic and inorganic are not separate states, but kind of chummy.” – Roger Ebert
- David Cronenberg
- Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Don McKellar, Callum Keith Rennie, Sarah Polley, Christopher Eccleston, Willem Dafoe
- Running Time
- 97 minutes