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Shattered Image (1998)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Fantasy  |  4 December 1998 (USA)
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Confusing realities surface in this paranoid film dealing with the fragile nature of a young woman (Anne Parillaud) recovering from rape and an apparent attempted suicide. In one reality, ... See full summary »

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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 Motorboat
Peter Hanlon ...
Dr. Cohen / Dr. Tolan
Alwyn Scott ...
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Pablo Hoilett ...
Waiter / Waiter #2
Fay Ellington ...
Shop Clerk
Ilona Margolis ...
Lucy
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Confusing realities surface in this paranoid film dealing with the fragile nature of a young woman (Anne Parillaud) recovering from rape and an apparent attempted suicide. In one reality, she is a killer destroyer of men. In another she is the new wife on a Jamaican honeymoon with her husband (William Baldwin), who is trying to help her recover. Which is real is the question as the story unfolds. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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$31,859 (USA) (4 December 1998)

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$102,523 (USA) (8 January 1999)
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William Baldwin agreed to Raoul Ruiz directing after reading a newspaper review of Three Lives and Only One Death (1996). See more »

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Apparent effort to bring the neurotic antiheroes and heroines of 40s noir into an equivalently chic 90s environment runs on empty--often with unintentionally comic results.
6 February 1999 | by (Chicago IL, United States) – See all my reviews

Did see Shattered Image tonight with Billy Baldwin and Anne Parillaud. Terrible. Audience tittered and laughed openly the first half hour, then even that entertainment value waned as the jerking back and forth between supposed reality and supposed nightmare simply became fatiguing. Some glaring imperfections, such as unconvincing Jamaican accents and an outdoor scene where it's raining only on the lead characters' car. Badly researched too. Many loose details are left banging about randomly in this film, without fulfilling the implied promise that their presence will be explained by the end. It's a lot like the later works of director Joseph Losey--Dark Ceremony; The Go-Between--films that tease the audience by not telling us everything but ultimately don't have that much to say.


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