Top ten memorable scenes: #4 Existenze

by Toby Woollaston

David Cronenberg is one of my favourite directors and eXistenZ is one of his best. Here, Ted Pikul (Jude Law) is fumbling his way through a virtual gaming world, and fish soup at the same time. The reveal in this scene is brilliantly realised. It comically skirts the fine line between reality and the fantastic. Ted’s compulsion to construct a weapon from his fish soup is well acted, well written, and nicely shot by Peter Suschitzky, who collaborates so well with Cronenberg, brushing his screen with a distinctive style. A memorable scene because it completely caught me by surprise in such a humerous and pleasing way. You can watch the scene below which starts about 1 minute in: