Boarding Gate

Boarding Gate

By Olivier Assayas

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release Date: 2008-03-21
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Director: Olivier Assayas
  • Production Company: Margo Films
  • Production Country: France
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
From 19 Ratings


From director Olivier Assayas comes this erotic thriller starring Asia Argento as Sandra, a former prostitute, and Michael Madsen as Miles, her onetime pimp-turned-high powered businessman. Brought back together after a separation, Sandra and Miles are reunited when Sandra returns to Paris after an extended absence. Despite the fact that neither of the two former lovers are the same people they were back in the day, their kinky sexual relationship is rekindled nonetheless. It seems that some time long ago, financial promises were made before some misdeed drove the pair apart. Meanwhile, Sandra has made it her mission to open a Beijing nightclub, and Miles is about to sell off his business to Singapore interests. Miles couldn't care less about Sandra's dreams of owning a nightclub, but now that his divorce has been finalized he's eager to resume their steamy relationship. Tempted by Miles' money but financially comfortable thanks to her work with an import company run by shady couple Lester (Carl Ng) and Sue Wong (Kelly Lin), Sandra secretly pulls down some extra income by moving drugs through the married couple's highly profitable company. Before long, sexual intrigue and a botched drug deal combine to complicate matters for all involved. Boarding Gate screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.




  • Another great dark genre piece by Assayas

    Like a spiritual sister of "Demonlover" with shades of "Clean", this is an intense thriller caught up in the world of corporate greed and espianoge, deeply involved with it's troubled protagonist and her spiraling journey into chaos. This is a deeply character involved film, with many twists but it's artfulness and subject matter may limits it's audience. For lovers of french and asian cinema and noir.
  • Do not board at this gate....

    Truly one of the worst movie's I've ever seen. Or, actually, not seen. I couldn't get through more than 15 minutes of watching a bloated Michael Madsen trying to rush trhough his lines before happy hour started at the pub. I still haven't figured out if the miserable looking woman in the first 15 minutes is the supposedly hot Asia Argento but I don't really care any more. Do not board at this gate, is my advice....