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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
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Paula / Laura
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Bulle Ogier ...
Mrs. Ford
Billy Wilmott ...
Lamond
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Simon
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Isabel
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Dr. Cohen / Dr. Tolan
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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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Enigmatic, but ultimately unconvincing
19 December 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is an enigmatic film with an interesting premise. Jessie (Anne Parillaud) has just married, and arrives in Jamaica on her honeymoon with her husband Brian (William Baldwin). She is troubled by dreams of herself in another life as an assassin, with her next target being antiques dealer Conrad, also played by William Baldwin. Most of the characters in one side of the confused lady's life are in the other side as different characters. Which is the dream and which is the reality? That's for us to decide. The film constantly switches between both characters, and it is puzzling at times. It is interesting at first, but ultimately the film fails because the acting isn't convincing. It's worth a look though if you like mysterious and surreal films.


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