Synopsis: Allegra Geller, the leading game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game, eXistenZ with a focus group. As they begin, she is attacked by a fanatic assassin employing a bizarre organic gun. She flees with a young marketing trainee, Ted Pikul, who is suddenly assigned as her bodyguard. Unfortunately, her pod, an organic gaming device that contains the only copy of the eXistenZ game program, is damaged. To inspect it, she talks Ted into accepting a gameport in his own body so he can play the game with her. The events leading up to this, and the resulting game lead the pair on a strange adventure where reality and their actions are impossible to determine from either their own or the game's perspective.
Director(s): David Cronenberg
Production: Miramax
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

-You mean head office?


Pikul, why don't you have a gun?


You're not armed.

They told me you're my security,

but you have no weaponry.

Who told you that?

I'm a marketing trainee.

Fucking hell.

I'm marked for death, and they send me

on the road with a PR nerd.

" Marked for death."

" Marked for death." Oh, Jesus.

Don't sweat it, Pikul.

Don't sweat it.

l'm gonna handle it.

And right now we need to stop.

We do? Why?

So we can have an intimate

moment together.

If you're gonna do it, do it.

Did somebody bite you?


What l just dug out of you.

It's a tooth.

A human...


Iet me see that weirdo pistol.

The bullets are human teeth.

This one's got a cavity.

That thing was designed to get past any

kind of metal or synthetics detector.

It's all flesh and bone.

I suppose the smaller calibre pistols

would have to fire baby teeth.

The tooth fairy could go

into the arms business.

Where were you just now?

I was wandering through eXistenZ.

The new system, l mean.

I like it in there.

Of course, without another player

you're only a tourist.

It's frustrating.

Why won't you let me contact Antenna?

They've gotta be going crazy

wondering what's happened to you.

I mean, it's not like

we've done something wrong.

We just ran because we didn't know

how many of them there were, right?

We owe it to Antenna

to let them know you're all right...

...and to get them to send

somebody to help you...

...who knows what he's doing.

Besides, l can't....

I can't just keep doing this,

whatever it is...

...you know, forever.

Not having any idea when it's going--

What are you doing?

Where's your bio-port?

Don't tell me you've

never been fitted.

I can't believe it.

I was never fitted.

What do you care?

You wanna get into the biz,

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David Cronenberg

David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker, actor and author. Cronenberg is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or visceral horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. His films have won numerous awards, including the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Crash (1996). more…

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