Director: OLIVIER ASSAYAS
French auteur Olivier Assayas’ (Clean, Demonlover, Irma Vep) latest erotic noir-thriller Boarding Gate has an exciting international cast and another standout performance from Asia Argento as his femme fatale in this anti-thriller to upset genre rules.
Argento (also featured in another M-SPIFF feature, The Last Mistress) plays sexy ex-prostitute Sandra, who is forced to leave London after a steamy S&M encounter with a debt ridden ex-lover (Michael Madsen) ends in B-thriller ravishment. Fleeing to Hong Kong in search of a fresh start, she becomes involved with an attractive young couple, Lester and Sue, who promise to help her obtain papers and money. But nothing turns out as expected for Sandra, and she finds herself trapped in a sordid game of manipulation. Boarding Gate also features Kim Gordon of the avant-garde rock group, Sonic Youth, along with Brian Eno tunes.
FRANCE • 2007 • 106 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: OLIVIER ASSAYAS