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Boarding Gate


     

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The new film from acclaimed and adventurous French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, BOARDING GATE is an erotic noir-thriller boasting an exciting international cast.

Asia Argento plays sexy ex-prostitute Sandra, who is forced to flee London after a steamy S&M encounter with a debt ridden ex-lover (Michael Madsen) ends in violence.
Fleeing to Hong Kong in search of a fresh start, she becomes involved with an attractive young couple, Lester (Carl Ng) and Sue (Kelly Lin), 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.

An Official Selection of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Directed by
Olivier Assayas

Written by
Olivier Assayas

Produced by
François Margolin

Cinematography by
Yorick Le Saux

Casting by
Antoinette Boulat

CAST

Sandra Asia ARGENTO
Miles Michael MADSEN
Lester Carl NG
Sue Kelly LIN
Lisa Joana PREISS
Andrew Alex DESCAS
Kay Kim GORDON

 

“Asia Argento is a magnificently fearless star and ‘Boarding Gate’ is a perfect vehicle for her.” – Manohla Darghis, NY Times

“In ‘Boarding Gate, Olivier Assayas says more about what it is to be human - to desire, to fear, to be alone – than most filmmakers say in a lifetime. It reconfirms Asia Argento as one of contemporary cinema’s most fascinating creatures.” – Manohla Darghis, NY Times

“This was the film that jolted me wide awake at Cannes. I can’t wait to be astonished again.” – Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York

“AN HYPNOTIC, ANGULAR THRILLER ABOUT SEX, MURDER, BETRAYAL AND MONEY.” Stephanie Zacharek, Salon

“The jaw-dropping 25 minute S/M pas de deux ranks among mainstream cinema’s most unsettling acts of psychosexual attraction.” Scott Foundas, LA Weekly

“THE PICTURE GROWS ON YOU.” – Jan Stuart, Newsday

“Asia Argento has become not only the most fearless actor of her generation, but also one of the most intelligent and commanding.” – Nathan Lee, Village Voice

“Asia Argento is riveting throughout, delivering a major performance.” – Steve Dollar, NY Sun

“At times verging on the sublime. Argento is terrific.” – Edmund Eugene Mullins, Blackbook

“pure momentum” – Jessica Winter, Film Comment

“’Boarding Gate’ rocked me pretty hard.” – Glenn Kenny, Premiere

 
Date for DVD release subject to change.