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Shattered Image (1998)

In New York, Jessie Markham is raped by a man with mask and now she is recovering from the rape and an attempted suicide. However her mind is confused and she lives two realities. In one ... See full summary »

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Brian
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Jessie Markham
Lisanne Falk ...
Paula / Laura
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Detective
Bulle Ogier ...
Mrs. Ford
Billy Wilmott ...
Lamond
O'Neil Peart ...
Simon
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Isabel
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Man in Restraurant
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Man in Motorboat
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Dr. Cohen / Dr. Tolan
Alwyn Scott ...
Hotel Manager
Pablo Hoilett ...
Waiter / Waiter #2
Fay Ellington ...
Shop Clerk
Ilona Margolis ...
Lucy
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In New York, Jessie Markham is raped by a man with mask and now she is recovering from the rape and an attempted suicide. However her mind is confused and she lives two realities. In one life, she is a newly wed with Brian spending honeymoon in Jamaica with the guest Paula snooping around the couple. In the other life, she is a hit woman that executes men and Laura is her client that wants Brian killed. Which life is real? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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4 December 1998 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$31,859 (USA) (4 December 1998)

Gross:

$102,523 (USA) (8 January 1999)
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Juliette Binoche and Samantha Mathis were both considered for the lead role. See more »

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Confused Mind, Messy Screenplay
23 December 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In New York, Jessie Markham (Anne Parillaud) is raped by a man with mask and now she is recovering from the rape and an attempted suicide. However her mind is confused and she lives two realities. In one life, she is a newly wed with Brian (William Baldwin) spending honeymoon in Jamaica with the guest Paula (Lisanne Falk) snooping around the couple. In the other life, she is a hit woman that executes men and Laura (Lisanne Falk) is her client that wants Brian killed. Which life is real?

"Shattered Image" is a film about a raped woman that has become paranoid with a confused mind and she lives two women with opposite personalities. The promising storyline is wasted by a messy screenplay and the viewer ends the film without solving the mystery and knowing who Jessie is. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "A Imagem de um Pesadelo" ("The Image of a Nightmare")


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