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Femme Fatale (2002)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  6 November 2002 (USA)
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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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Seated Guard (as Jean-Marc Mineo)
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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$664,844 (France) (10 May 2002)

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$567,253 (Japan) (29 August 2003)
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Wojciech Kilar was offered a chance to score the film but turned it down. He later regretted the decision after seeing the film. See more »

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The envelope and passport change their relative positions in Laure's hand between shots during the climactic scene. See more »

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Nicolas Bardo: I'm sorry... You look so familiar. Haven't we met before, somewhere?
Laure Ash: Only in my dreams.
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Punishment
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Published by Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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What did you do Brian ?
14 May 2003 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

As a loyal admirer of De Palma's previous world since Carrie or Phantom in Paradise, I felt terrible disappointed on the absurdity and mediocrity of his latest work FEMME FATALE.

The story is so absurd and the characters so shallow defined, that there is no suspense; the bad guys has no presence or strength and there is only one good persons who is not even a secondary character (how could you care for the good husband if he is only shown in one 30 seconds scene, not even a close-up, with two lines of dialog). Banderas has enough charisma to give some sympathy to a paparazzi with a never explained past, and Romijn- Stamos has some screen presence (which you could appreciate better in the X-MEN movies) but characters behavior have no explanation or reason there is no much they can do here. There is some kind of surprise at the end, whose only reason seems to give some plausibility to the beginning.

If based on the title or ads or the main actress, you are looking for the steam of Body Double or Dressed to Kill, they are nowhere to be found here. The movie start's with a lesbian scene, but as in most recent USA movies; the shy camera looks elsewhere. After that (promising but absolutely unnecessary) scene, you only get fetish made for Americans sex, no nudity only but lingerie and dancing, which could be the idea of erotism of a made for TV cheap movie.

I believe there was some failed intention to imitate David Lynch (Mullholland's Drive) and then a hard editing job to make the movie bearable at least.

In short, as a sign of respect to a great director; SKIP THIS MOVIE, you will not regret it.


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