France, around 1900. Coming from the vibrancy of Paris, pert Célestine is procured as a chambermaid in Normandy. In the Lanlaire’s villa she encounters the lecherous man of the house and his asexual, tyrannical and jealous wife. Célestine is determined to avoid the fate suffered by the cook Marianne who has already secretly killed one child born out of wedlock and now despairingly realises she is pregnant again. The lively maid is intrigued by what the mysterious manservant Joseph is up to: he distributes anti-Semitic leaflets and suggests that she could work for him as a prostitute in Cherbourg. [Synopsis courtesy of Berlinale]
A corporate mole (Connie Nielsen) attempts to derail a deal between a French tycoon and an American Web site called Demonlover (represented by Gina Gershon), which specializes in sex and violence. But things get really dicey when she discovers a link between one of the companies and an “interactive torture” Web site that crosses the line into airing snuff films as well.