Working for two of the world’s largest corporations, Fox and X are plotting to set the two companies against each other to make a small fortune. In order to pull off their scheme, Fox and X employ Sandii, a young Italian girl from Japan, to seduce the head of one company and convince him to defect.
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After several viewings I'm very comfortable calling it not only Ferrara's supreme masterpiece, but one of the very best movies ever made, as Nicole Brenez sharply puts it : “Abel Ferrara is to cinema what Joe Strummer is to music: a poet who justifies the existence of popular forms.”
While science-fiction often portrays "the mind-fuck" in the most cold and clinical fashion, but Ferrara emphasizes through the glory of cinema how sexual desire is perhaps our defining emotion. Also, this probably offers Walken and Dafoe's best work.
It's not as bad as it's made out to be. The acting is first class all round despite a pretty average script, Asia Argento is convincing as a prostitute turned actress, but it's just a shame that the whole thing plays out like a feature length soap opera episode from the future.