Background is a three-cornered fight for international control of Japanese anime. Nielsen is a stonily efficient industrial spy, poisoning her way to a position of influence, until one day she finds a note: 'You forgot something...' Thereafter the picture of who is working for/ against whom shifts several times over until, after a welter of incident (disappearing corpse, abduction, car chase across Mexican desert), Assayas reaches his destination and the Mr Big in Nielsen's life has become a 14-year-old nerd who'll probably be the death of her. Up to about halfway, this is an efficient thriller acted with conviction by the three female leads. But then the script goes a twist too far and the final impression is of a silly, oddly disagreeable movie.
Cast and crew
Thomas M Pollard