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Femme Fatale (2002)

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A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.

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The thief Laurie Ash steals the expensive diamond jewel called 'Eye of the Serpent' in an audacious heist during an exhibition in Cannes 2001 Festival. She double-crosses her partners and is mistakenly taken as Lily, a woman who lost her husband and son in an accident and is missing since then, by an ordinary family. One day, while having bath in Lily's bathtub, Lily comes back home and commits suicide. Laurie assumes definitely Lily's identity, goes to America where she marries a rich man, who becomes the Ambassador of USA in France. When Laurie returns to France, her past haunts her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Nothing is more desirable or more deadly than a woman with a secret


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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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6 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$324,709 (Japan) (29 August 2003)

Gross:

$567,253 (Japan) (29 August 2003)
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Antonio Banderas didn't really see himself as Bardo, but wanted to learn directorial skills from 'Brian de Palma'. He shared his thoughts with De Palma, who agreed to teach him everything he wanted to know if Banderas took the part. See more »

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In the end, Laure falls on her left side. The next time we see her, she's on right side. See more »

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Laure Ash: [talking about herself] What happened to poor Lily? She must have drowned and washed out to sea.
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Télégraphe Beats
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A Different Male Lead Would Have Made This Much Better
13 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a lot better than I expected, which wasn't a lot. It turned out to be interesting thanks in part to the stylish film-making and the nice job it did in keeping the audience's attention.

It got a few extra points for at least us males gaping at Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, who looked spectacular, but lost a few for some big credibility holes in the story.

The film also would have been much better with a different male lead than Antonio Bandaras, someone who could speak English so people could understand him!

With Brian De Palma directing, you get some stylish camera shots in here, so it's a good visual movie....a lot more than just girl-watching. It's a film you could enjoy multiple times, especially if you get a translator for Bandaras.


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