eXistenZ (1999)

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Comedy thriller about the creator of a new virtual reality game, which is connected to the player's nervous system by a bio-technological pod. Having survived an assassination attempt by an anti-games fanatic at the launch, the inventor persuades the game company's trainee marketing manager to join her in playing the game to assess the damage to her pod and to share in her addiction. Their ability to tell the real and imaginary worlds apart becomes increasingly difficult.

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