The Neon Demon | 2016

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

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Main Plot

An aspiring model, Jesse, is new to Los Angeles. However, her beauty and youth, which generate intense fascination and jealousy within the fashion industry, may prove themselves sinister.

Characters

  • Elle Fanning's character is named Jesse, a young aspiring model who becomes the target of envy and obsession.
  • Christina Hendricks' character in The Neon Demon is named Roberta Hoffman, and she is a modeling agency owner.
  • Keanu Reeves plays Hank in The Neon Demon, a motel owner who becomes involved in the dark world of the fashion industry.

Ending

In the ending of "The Neon Demon," Jesse, a young aspiring model, discovers the dark truth about the industry's obsession with beauty and fame. After being killed by her jealous rivals, her body is transformed into a macabre work of art. The film concludes with a photoshoot where her lifeless body is displayed, symbolizing the destructive nature of the fashion world and the lengths people will go to attain perfection.

Nicolas Winding Refn