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6 November 2002 (USA) See more »
Nothing is more desirable or more deadly than a woman with a secret
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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  (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:

Pascal Bianco-Levrin de Bouzid ... Cannes Film Festival Participant (uncredited)
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
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
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)
Sonia Mariaulle .... trailer editor (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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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language
114 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Austria:14 | 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?

Melanie Griffith convinced husband Antonio Banderas to take the role of Nicolas Bardo, even though it wasn't the lead. She did it as a favor to Brian De Palma, who gave her her big break in films decades before.See more »
Anachronisms: 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 (1999). The real director Régis Wargnier and the star of the film Sandrine Bonnaire appear as themselves.See more »
Laure Ash:You didn't think I'd give you a gun loaded with real bullets did you?See more »
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References Blow-Up (1966)See more »
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Author and the song name when Rebecca is doing strip tease?
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66 out of 87 people found the following review useful.
Well crafted and finely detailed, 18 May 2003
Author: rosscinema from United States

You really have to admire Brian DePalma as a director. He's directed some of the finest thrillers in the last 30 years and even his misfires are interesting to watch like "Snake Eyes". I really enjoyed how well made this film is. If you don't like the story, thats your business. But this film is so finely detailed and shot that I put it in the same boat as "Mulholland Dr." and "Blackhawk Down". Interesting films that some viewers had mixed reactions to but the direction of these films was so expertly crafted that even the most ardent critics had to admit to the talent of the director. This film starts out at the Cannes Film Festival where a group of thieves are attempting to steal some diamonds off of a model by having Laure Ash (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) seduce her in a lesbian encounter in the ladies bathroom. Things go wrong and Laure takes off with the diamonds. Seven years later Laure is married to an American diplomat and is in Paris with her husband when a papparazzi named Nicolas (Antonio Banderas) takes a picture of her. She doesn't want to be photographed because the former members of her gang are still looking for her. What I have just mentioned is just scratching the surface. This is a psychological thriller that has so many twists and turns that the casual film viewer will probably be in over their head. But this is a film that gives many hints along the way as you watch it. You have to pay attention to this film and one key scene takes place when Laure and Nicolas are having coffee in a cafe. Laure is sitting next to the window. Outside, a poster is being put up for a film called "Deja Vu" and the reflection of Laure on the glass is centered in the middle of the poster. DePalma uses many overhead shots to allow the viewer to get full view of certain scenes. Some viewers and critics have said they were disappointed with the casting but I admire the job that Rebecca did for this film. Okay, she's not Jodie Foster as far as being an actress is concerned but Foster couldn't exude sexuality like this if her life depended on it either. I thought it was believable that her character could manipulate Nicholas the way she did. How could he not? She was a combination of sexuality and vulnerability inside a very smart and devious mind. And for a film called "Femme Fatale" you had better find an actress that is smart and utterly beautiful at the same time. I found her performance to be bold and brave. DePalma uses each shot to send signals relating to the story. It sounds like a very difficult shoot because each scene has so much meaning. He doesn't have cameras following characters for nothing. Each shot has a reason. The details to this filming are enormous and difficult. DePalma again shows us the attention to details of his complex artistry. If your one of those shallow film watchers that only views films from the incredible mediocrity of Hollywood than your probably going to be lost watching this film. For the viewers that remember and care about risk taking when making movies, than you can appreciate the effort made by DePalma. If you don't like it, thats okay. But you should appreciate his effort and nerve as a director.

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