Release Date: April 23rd, 1999

DVD Release Date: October 19th, 1999

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Video game designer Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has created a virtual reality game called eXistenZ. After a crazed fan attempts to kill her, Allegra goes on the run with Ted (Jude Law), a young businessman who falls into the role of bodyguard. In an attempt to save her game, Allegra implants into Ted's body the video game pod that carries a damaged copy of eXistenZ. Allegra and Ted engage in a series of experiences that blur the lines between fantasy and reality.

Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Ian Holm, Don McKellar, Callum Keith Rennie, Sarah Polley, Christopher Eccleston

Director: David Cronenberg

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Miramax

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: 1990s , Pursuit , Creative ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    Leigh is perfectly cast as the game-pod goddess. show more

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    With his usual consummate visual skills and his flair for the nauseatingly audacious, David Cronenberg’s written (spottily) and directed (stunningly) a movie that often makes you feel as if you'd lost contact with reality: a twisted, nightmarish tale of futuristic reality games and a couple on the run. [23 April 1999, Friday, p.D]

  • 100
    Wesley MorrisSan Francisco Examiner

    Gets diagnosably schizo. show more

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