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eXistenZ (1999)

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;eXistenZ, 1999 movie still;The poster for eXistenZ is scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection

Set in the near future, what we call video games have become near reality. As the lines between digital fantasy and what we think is real begin to blur, a movement of revolutionaries decides to destroy the game industry before it overtakes the world. An assassination attempt is made on celebrity virtual reality games designer, Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh), as she premieres her new virtual reality game called eXistenZ in a church. She escapes, along with by her security aide, Ted Pikul (Jude Law). Attempting to introduce the virtual-reality neophyte to her work, she has Ted implanted with a spinal bio-port that people need if they want to play the games. But once inside eXistenZ, they are drawn into a war between two rival factions seeking control of the game that leaves neither of them sure what is real and what is illusion.

97 minutes – Sci-Fi
Release date: April 23, 1999
Canadian distributor: Alliance Films

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MAIN CAST:
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jude Law
Willem Dafoe
Ian Home
Don McKellar
Callum Keith Rennie
Sarah Polley
Christopher Eccleston
Robert A. Silverman
Kris Lemche
Kirsten Johnson
Vik Sahay
Robert Lantos
Andras Hamori
David Cronenberg
Michael MacDonald
Bradley Adams
Damon Bryant
David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
Peter Suschitzky
Ronald Sanders
Howard Shore



Allegra Geller
Ted Pikul
Gas
Kiri Vinokur
Yevgeny Nourish
Hugo Carlaw
Merle
Seminar leader
D’Arcy Nader
Noel Dichter
Female assistant
Male assistant