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Brian De Palma (written by)
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Release Date:
6 November 2002 (USA) See more »
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Nothing is more desirable or more deadly than a woman with a secret
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rebecca Romijn ... Laure / Lily (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)

Antonio Banderas ... Nicolas Bardo

Peter Coyote ... Watts

Eriq Ebouaney ... Black Tie
Edouard Montoute ... Racine

Rie Rasmussen ... Veronica
Thierry Frémont ... Serra (as Thierry Fremont)

Gregg Henry ... Shiff
Fiona Curzon ... Stanfield Phillips
Daniel Milgram ... Pierre / Bartender
Jean-Marc Minéo ... Seated Guard (as Jean-Marc Mineo)
Jean Chatel ... Cannes Commentator
Stéphane Petit ... Bodyguard One (as Stephane Petit)
Olivier Follet ... Bodyguard Two
Eva Darlan ... Irma
Jean-Marie Frin ... Louis
Philippe Guégan ... Bespectacled Man (as Philippe Guegan)
Denis Hecker ... TV Moderator
Laurence Breheret ... Flight Attendant
Salvatore Ingoglia ... Truck Driver

Matthew Géczy ... Embassy Guard
Laurence Martin ... Nathalie
Jo Prestia ... Napoleon

David Belle ... French Cop

Françoise Michaud ... Woman with Blind Man
Alain Figlarz ... Sex Shop Man
Bart DePalma ... Power Room Guard (as Bart De Palma)
Valérie Maës ... The Blonde in Restroom, at Bridge and in Cafe (as Valerie Maes)
David Cuny ... Groom Hotel Sheraton
Eric Fesais ... Policeman
Bertrand Merignac ... Photographer
Dan Herzberg ... Surveillance Room Guard
Samuel Olivier ... Surveillance Room Guard (as Sam Olivier)
Pascal Ondicolberry ... Surveillance Room Guard
Gérard Renault ... Surveillance Room Guard (as Gerard Renault)
Joaquina Belaunde ... Woman in Panic (as Jaoquina Belaunde)
Ugne Andrikonyte ... Festival Guest
Faco Hanela ... Poster Man
Marie Foulquie ... Tourist
Régis Quennesson ... Tourist (as Regis Quennesson)
Matilde Tancredi ... Medium on TV Show
Pascale Jacquemont ... Medium on TV Show (as Pascale Jacquemot)
Serge Gonnin ... Thierry
Aurélie Pauker ... Brigitte - Lily's Daughter (as Aurelie Pauker)
Isabelle Auroy ... Grandmother

Sandrine Bonnaire ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival

Régis Wargnier ... Special Guest at Cannes Film Festival (as Regis Wargnier)

Beata Ben Ammar ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival (as Beata Sonczuk-Ben Ammar)
Yves Marmion ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Ada Marmion ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Leonardo De La Fuente ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Stephen Van Nukerk ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Driki Van Zyl ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Pascal Silvestre ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Henri Ernst ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Olivier Albou ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Stephen Van Nietert ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Emilie Chatel ... Special Guest at Cannes Film Festival (as Emilie Chatel)
Dorothée Grosjean ... Special Guest at Cannes Film Festival (as Dorothee Grosjean)
Chloé Crémont ... Special Guest at Cannes Film Festival (as Chloe Cremont)
Justine Renard ... Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Gilles Jacob ... Cannes Film Festival Participant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fanny Crawford ... (uncredited)
Jean-Yves Freyburger ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Paul Périer ... Released Prisoner (uncredited)

John Stamos ... Cheesy Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian De Palma 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Brian De Palma (written by)

Produced by
Tarak Ben Ammar .... producer
Marina Gefter .... producer
Mark Lombardo .... executive producer
Chris Soldo .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ryûichi Sakamoto 
 
Cinematography by
Thierry Arbogast (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Pankow 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
Anne Pritchard 
 
Art Direction by
Denis Renault 
 
Set Decoration by
Françoise Benoît-Fresco  (as Françoise Benoit-Fresco)
 
Costume Design by
Olivier Bériot  (as Olivier Beriot)
 
Makeup Department
Davy Newkirk .... hair stylist
Kay Philips .... hair stylist (as Kay Phillips)
Patricia Planche .... makeup artist
Jean-Luc Russier .... key makeup artist
Nena Smarz .... makeup artist: Antonio Banderas (as Magdalena Smarz)
Mauro Tamagnini .... key hair stylist
Olivier Seyfrid .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tao Guiga .... post-production supervisor
Yorick Kalbache .... unit manager
Ginette Mejinsky .... production supervisor
Keri Weisblum .... post-production supervisor: New York (as Keri Weissblum)
Feriel Benouarka .... production manager (uncredited)
Yorick Kalbache .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerome Borenstein .... first assistant director
Dominique Delany .... first assistant director
Gil Kenny .... second assistant director
Ariane Lacan .... third assistant director
Franck Vestiel .... second second assistant director (as Franck Westiel)
Romuald Weber .... second second assistant director
Emilie Cherpitel .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Vanessa Djian .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Guillaume Hanoun .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Delphine Lhomme .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Adam Marchand .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Denis Adelet .... set striking
Olivier Andre .... set striking
Marie José Arnautin .... head painter (as Marie-Josee Arnautin)
Brice Blasquez .... construction buyer
François Blatrix .... carpenter
Olivia Bloch-Lainé .... set dressing buyer (as Olivia Bloch-Laine)
Philippe Boucheron .... carpenter
Marie Chapuis .... painter
Bernard Courteix .... construction buyer
Millie Dardenne .... painter trainee
Bart DePalma .... special art projects (as Bart De Palma)
Marc Fivel .... carpenter
Jean-Philippe Geoffriau .... first assistant art director
Julien Grisot .... leadman
Peter Hammond .... painter
Laure Hug .... set dressing assistant
Bernard Husquin .... construction coordinator
Jacques Husquin .... carpenter
Emmanuelle Lebail .... draper
Guy Lionel .... painter (as Lionel Guy)
Françoise Malaplate .... assistant painter
Flavia Marcon .... art department runner
Fabrice Maux .... painter
Elli Medeiros .... jeweled serpent designer: Chopard
Jacques Mizrahi .... carpenter
Henri Moisan .... propman
Yvon Moreno .... property master
Philippe Naert .... carpenter
Patrice Notaise .... welder
Nathalie Oger .... second assistant art director
Vincent Panossian .... construction buyer
François Pernod .... head carpenter
Catherine Pierrat .... set dressing buyer
Hervé Poeydemenge .... draper (as Herve Peydomenge)
Madeleine Poli .... second assistant art director
Olivier Puyrenier .... construction assistant
Fabrizio Scapin .... construction trainee
Nathalie Serrière .... art department coordinator (as Nathalie Serriere)
Gérard Simonet .... head carpenter (as Gerard Simonet)
Michel Toubkis .... carpenter
Bertrand Vuarnesson .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Katia Boutin .... dialogue editor
Harriet Fidlow .... adr editor: New York (as Harriet Fildow)
François Groult .... sound mixer
Grégory Lacroix .... cable person
Anne Le Campion .... sound mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley editor
Bernard Leroux .... foley recordist
Marion Lorthioir .... head ADR editor
Marilyn McCoppen .... adr editor: San Francisco (as Marilyn Mccoppen)
Mario Melchiorri .... foley assistant
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound engineer
Laurent Quaglio .... sound editor
Laurent Quaglio .... supervising sound editor
Pierre Tucat .... boom operator
Thomas Whiting .... adr editor: Los Angeles
 
Special Effects by
Rémi Chouroulinkov .... mechanical effects assistant (as Remi Chouroulinkov)
Philippe Hubin .... special effects coordinator
Jean-Christophe Magnaud .... special effects assistant
Pascal Molina .... mechanical effects designer
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Allen .... digital artist: Quinta logo designer
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer: L'Est
Kevin Berger .... digital artist: L'Est
Nabila Daniault .... digital grader: Mikros Image
Sophie Denize .... production coordinator: Mikros Image (as Sophie Denize.B)
Richard Deusy .... digital grader: Scan Lab
Claire Didier .... coordinator: Scan Lab
Christel Doebele .... digital artist: L'Est
Cédric Fayolle .... digital artist: Mikros Image (as Cedric Fayolle)
Arnaud Fouquet .... digital artist: L'Est
David François .... digital artist: L'Est
Eric Fréchou .... digital artist: L'Est (as Eric Frechou)
Mathilde Germi .... production coordinator: L'Est
Brice Halary .... scanning: Scan Lab
Pascal Laurent .... visual effects supervisor: Mikros Image
Jean-Baptiste Le Guen .... shoot supervisor: Scan Lab
Basile Maffone .... I/O technician: L'Est
Eric Martin .... visual effects supervisor: Scan Lab
Stephane Martini .... visual effects supervisor: Scan Lab
Kilou Picard .... assistant production coordinator: Mikros Image
Jean-Christophe Sanchez .... I/O technician: L'Est
Christine Szymkowiak .... digital artist: Mikros Image
Agnès Sébenne .... visual effects supervisor (as Agnes Sebenne)
Jean-Francois Theault .... digital artist: L'Est
 
Stunts
Jean-Charles Andrieux .... stunts (as Jean-Charles Andrieu)
Virginie Arnaud .... stunt double: Laure and Veronica
Francis Auguy .... stunts
Sedina Balde .... stunts (as Seydina Balde)
Francis Bataille .... stunts
Affif Ben Badra .... stunts (as Afif Ben Badra)
Michel Bouis .... stunts
William Cagnard .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Yannick Derrien .... stunt coordinator
Alain Gaudiard .... stunts
Pascal Guégan .... stunts (as Pascal Guegan)
Philippe Guégan .... key stunt coordinator (as Philippe Guegan)
Enrico Horn .... stunts
Mouloud Ikhaddelene .... stunts (as M. Ikhaddelene Bouloud)
David Julienne .... stunts
Michel Julienne .... stunts
Florent Mismetti .... stunts
Patrick Médioni .... stunts (as Patrick Medioni)
Alison Parsons .... stunts
Francis Roblin .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stéphane Afchain .... grip
Yves Agostini .... additional camera operator
Thierry Alais .... grip
Berto .... camera operator
Sophie Bosquet .... assistant camera
Tahar Boualam .... generator operator
David Campbell .... crane operator: Technocrane
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Emmanuel de Fleury .... assistant camera
Alain Dondin .... best boy electric
Denis Garnier .... assistant camera
Etienne George .... still photographer
Jean-Pierre Gesbert .... grip
Graham Hall .... focus puller
Claude Hirsch .... key gaffer
Larry Huston .... Steadicam focus puller: Cannes
Patrick Lavaud .... director of photography: Mystic System, Infra-Red
Melanie Maillet .... assistant director of photography: Mystic System - Infra-Red
Laurent Malek .... electrician
Laurent Martin .... grip
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator: Cannes (as Larry Mcconkey)
Nils Moreau .... grip
Benoît Pain .... video assist operator (as Benoit Pain)
Luis Peralta .... electrician
Xavier Renaudot .... electrician
Jean-Pierre Supe .... focus puller
Benoît Theunissen .... dolly grip (as Benoit Theunissen)
Benoît Theunissen .... key grip (as Benoit Theunissen)
Stéphane Thiry .... best boy grip (as Stephane Thiry)
Franck-Norman Bihi .... electrician (uncredited)
Vincent Muller .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Roger Simonsz .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Antoinette Boulat .... casting: France
Christophe Canavaggio .... crowd casting assistant
Andrea Fontana .... crowd casting assistant
Muriel Habert .... crowd casting assistant
Annette Trumel .... crowd casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Corinne Bruand .... assistant costume designer
Mélik Bénard .... costumer (as Melik Benard)
Mahemiti Deregnaucourt .... costumer
Lorenzo Mancianti .... costumer
Alice Mayeux .... on-set costumer
Sophie Mollier .... costumer
Tina Morel .... on-set costumer
Emmanuelle Pertus .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Marie-Claire Duboc .... negative cutter
Christian Dutac .... color timer
Sabine Emiliani .... second assistant editor
Jean-Daniel Fernandez-Qundez .... first assistant editor (as Jean-Daniel Fernandez)
Julien Johan .... second assistant editor
Colette Kassabian .... negative cutter
Isabelle Le Faucheux .... negative cutter
Frederique Veillard .... first assistant editor (as Frederique Veillard-Gardiner)
Andrew Weisblum .... assistant editor: New York (as Andy Weissblum)
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Fernando Aponte .... music mixer
Fernando Aponte .... score recordist
Katia Boutin .... music editor
Steven Danenberg .... orchestra consultant (as Steve Danenberg)
Edouard Dubois .... music editor: temp score
Edouard Dubois .... music supervisor
Wally Dunbar .... music preparation
Gil Goldstein .... additional orchestrator
Ryûichi Sakamoto .... musician: piano
Ryûichi Sakamoto .... score mixer
Rosanne 'Mrs. Danenberg' Soifer .... music librarian
Kevin Townend .... orchestrator
John Moses .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Segolene Amice .... production driver
François-Xavier Anseaume .... production driver
Georges Barrier-Carron .... transportation coordinator
Herve Charbonnier .... production driver
Frantz Folliot .... production driver
Pierre Alexander Marie .... production driver
Stephane Mariot .... production driver
Christian-Paul Peyron .... picture car coordinator
Segolene Amice .... driver: Mr. De Palma (uncredited)
Olivier Suffert .... production driver: Rebecca Rominj Stamos (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Michèle Abitbol .... unit publicist (as Michele Abitbol-Lasry)
Evan Balmer .... executive: KAB America Inc.
Stéphane Barlow .... assistant location manager (as Stephane Barlow)
Tarak Ben Ammar .... presenter
Feriel Benouarka .... laboratory coordinator
Tanya Blumstein .... dialogue coach: English
Sonia Brahim .... production assistant
Denis Brami .... coordinator: Quinta
Chantal Bégasse .... production secretary (as Chantal Begasse)
Juliette Caron .... dialogue coach: French
Frederic Chene .... accountant trainee
Emilie Cherpitel .... set production assistant
Celia Cornil .... legal assistant
Matthieu Courtay .... production assistant
Ariane Culiersi .... payroll accountant (as Ariana Culiersi)
Pascaline Degbo .... accountant: Quinta
Michel Degrange .... assistant location manager
Sara Delval .... office production assistant
Vincent Dicop .... assistant production accountant
Denis Evrard .... stand-in
Kathy Farkas .... stand-in
Florence Forney .... additional production secretary
Jacques Foussat .... production assistant
Mia Frye .... choreographer: "Sailors' Bar"
Jeanne Geiben .... financial director: Quinta
Frédéric Greene .... production controller (as Frederic Greene)
Hafidha Khallouli .... production assistant: Quinta
Valerie Kula .... production assistant
Rodolphe Lanaro .... location scout
Miguel Mata Langlois .... production assistant
Dinah Lary .... personal assistant: Mr. Banderas
Philippe Letode .... location scout
Delphine Lhomme .... set production assistant (as Delphine L'Homme)
Olivier Lhoste .... location scout
Nora Makaci .... production assistant: Quinta
Valérie Maës .... stand-in (as Valerie Maes)
Marie McFerran .... production coordinator (as Marie Mcferran)
Fabrice Merlaud .... production assistant
Katharina Nicol .... assistant to producer
Patrick Pesenti .... location manager
Paul Rosenblum .... production executive: Quinta USA
Alexis Royneau .... production assistant
David Rubinson .... executive: KAB America Inc.
Julien Sabourdin .... production accountant
Brigitte Segal .... business affairs: Quinta
Brigitte Segal .... legal advisor: Quinta
Norika Sky-Sora .... executive: KAB America Inc. (as Norika Sora)
Valentine Traclet .... assistant script supervisor
Sophie Verliere .... assistant: Mr. De Palma
Aruna Villiers .... script supervisor
Christophe Bernard .... location scout (uncredited)
Frederik Bois .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language
Runtime:
114 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:R(A) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [John Stamos]Rebecca Romijn's then-husband is uncredited as the "cheesey agent" who contacts Nicolas on the phone.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The blood on Black Tie's shirt in the woman's bathroom doesn't match the shirt when he is released from prison.See more »
Quotes:
French cop:The American ambassador beats his wife?
Nicolas Bardo:Yes, that's right. Yes, and she has the face to prove it.
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Movie Connections:
References Wait Until Dark (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Author and the song name when Rebecca is doing strip tease?
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best of 2002, 21 January 2004
Author: magnoliafanboy from st. simons isl., GA

This was one of the best films of 2002. It belongs in the class of films that came out in 2001, like Memento, Donnie Darko, Vanilla Sky and Mulholland Drive. Those where all films that require the viewer to participate, use their brain and have a good time.

Brian De Palma is a master filmmaker. One that has been manipulating audiences for over the last 30 years. The opening of this film is brilliant, with nearly 25 minutes of no dialogue scenes. Yes, there are lines given off here and there as the jewel heist is prepared and executed(it is cool that the heist is the opener and not the climax of this story), but really it is like watching a silent film. The attention to detail in the opening and all through out is what makes the film great, you will watch this over and over and catch something new on each viewing.

Some have argued that De Palma is not an autuer, but indeed he is. He has his trademark long one takes, with the camera gliding around to create a universe that is almost real but still we are aware we are watching fiction. There is the common theme of duel perceptions and persona's burning bright in this film, much like in Carrie, Dressed to Kill and Blow out. That theme is best illistrated by his use of split screen. Also the slow motion is used to perfection here at critical times, unlike Micheal Bay who uses it to make things look pretty.

This is a great film, yes, it takes some suspension of disbelief but that is why its a movie. If its your first De Palma venture you should check out his older thrillers, like Body Double and Blow out. He is a great movie maker that has influenced todays greats like David Fincher, Quinten Tarantino, Richard Kelly and P.T. Anderson in one way or another.

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