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Traumatised rape victim Jessie (Anne Parillaud) is living a double life as a cool assassin on a mission and as a paranoid bride on her honeymoon.

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

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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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