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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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Thierry Frémont ...
Serra (as Thierry Fremont)
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Shiff
Fiona Curzon ...
Stanfield Phillips
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Pierre / Bartender
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Seated Guard (as Jean-Marc Mineo)
Jean Chatel ...
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Éva Darlan ...
Irma (as Eva Darlan)
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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,776,248, 10 November 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,592,103, 8 December 2002
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Jennifer Lopez was considered for the role of Laure Ash / Lily Watts. See more »

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It's not possible to record with the Sony MiniDisc recorder used in the movie without using an external microphone. See more »

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Lily: Isn't sugar better than vinegar?
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Transgression
(2002)
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© 2002 by Quinta Communications S.A. & Kinetic Art and Business America, Inc.
Published 2002 by Quinta Communications S.A.
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FEMME FATALE (DIDIER BECU)
23 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Since De Palma directed the debacle that was Mission Impossible, it seemed like a genius director has lost it all but this latest movie by the "new Hitchcock" is perhaps one of his strongest since "Carlito's Way" and the masterpiece "Body Double". The story itself is quite simple : during the filmfestival of Cannes is a bunch of diamonds stolen but then the fun begins...you really have to be attentive during the whole movie as every minute De Palma puts you on a wrong foot just like we're used to by the master of the black thrillers... An absolute must!!!!


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