A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
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
The plane ticket that Lily takes is from the fictitious Quinta Airlines. Quinta Communications is the company that produced the film. See more »
The film supposedly takes place at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, even though the premiere that was recreated for the opening of the film is for Est - Ouest. The real director Régis Wargnier and the star of the film Sandrine Bonnaire appear as themselves. See more »
well, OK, I would like to start this intro with general observation that people who are doing creative jobs in their lives have their own 'expiry date'. today, brian de palma is old man and he obviously lost his criteria. this show us one more thing and it is the fact that we shouldn't fool ourselves with expectations about artist's achievement based on his reputation (overrated or not, that's the other question). self-criticism is often needed. even 'scarface' has naive ending, though it's very good movie.
commercial movie title makes you suspicious at start, but it isn't classic modern trash with some prostitute (prostitute in any form) who accomplishes what she wanted and it's always about money and easy life, of course. the only reason why this makes some difference is her ability to see how things could end up in the future if.... (I don't want to tell the movie here, it's enough).
anyway, we have here this generic blonde making this movie adjustable for average audience. we have generic plot, and generic trash with very nasty and up to no good title character. she is, of course, always a step ahead, sexy, should be pretty, but we've seen prettier and as I said very immoral and capable to do anything. despite de palma's attempt with her special ability which is actually very marginal, this movie is totally cheap, generic, many times seen, chewed in and spit out for stupid audience to swallow. it's stupid to emphasize erotic component just for cheap attention as it's stupid to insist on dramatic aspect in porn movie.
trivia - she is 4 inches taller than antonio banderas
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