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Shattered Image (1998)

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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Brian
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Jessie Markham
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Paula / Laura
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Detective
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Mrs. Ford
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Lamond
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Simon
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Isabel
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Hotel Manager
Pablo Hoilett ...
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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)

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$102,523 (USA) (8 January 1999)
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Multiple Personality Disorder?
2 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even with great set design and cinematography, this muddle of a mystery will leave many questions and confusion, long after it's over. Good, dual character arcs for both William Baldwin and Annie Parrilaud; however, neither seem to connect with the final denouement.I kept hoping I would understand the final outcome, but still remain unsure of what it all meant.It has a Hitchcock/De Palma/Shayamalan director's twist, but it doesn't seem to tie up all the loose ends.It is recommended, however, for anyone interested in post-traumatic stress syndrome, abnormal psychology, or readers of 19th century author,William James.


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