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Directed by David Cronenberg • 1999 • Canada
Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm
Director David Cronenberg puts a fresh spin on his signature themes in one of his wildest and most thrilling creations, in many ways a spiritual sequel to VIDEODROME. In the near future, game designer Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has revolutionized virtual-reality gaming with a device that plugs directly in the player’s spine, allowing them to enter into an unpredictable simulated world. But when assassins opposed to Geller’s vision target her, she is forced to go on the run with a coworker (Jude Law), all the while entering in and out of the game she created but can no longer control.