eXistenZ Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe, Don McKellar

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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.
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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.

A great and smart alternative to MATRIX.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of eXistenZ

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Plot & Themes

**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Robots & Computers & VR    -   Yes Robots    -   virtual reality movie Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Given added abilities

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   engineer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century)    -   Polluted Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Forests?    -   Yes In virtual reality?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   bar/restaurant

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph

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