BAM Retrospective Preview, Post-Punk Auteur: Olivier Assayas’ Boarding Gate

At the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Olivier Assayas premiered his latest film, Boarding Gate.

The film follows Sandra (Asia Argento), an Italian ex-prostitute and her relationship with her ex-pimp, a businessman named Miles Rennberg (Michael Madsen). They reconnect and resume their former relationship. But when she is lured into committing murder, she is forced to hideout in Hong Kong.



This is an erotic, intriguing, multi-layered thriller and closely examines the themes of infidelity and betrayal. Boarding Gate is full of sex, S&M, drugs and gun play so what’s there not to enjoy!

Also starring Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Carl Ng and Kelly Lin. Featuring music by Brian Eno.

Boarding Gate is screening at BAM on October 27th, Wednesday and is in English, French and Cantonese with English subtitles.

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