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Femme Fatale (2002) Poster

(2002)

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Antonio Banderas didn't really see himself as Bardo, but wanted to learn directorial skills from Brian De Palma. He shared his thoughts with De Palma, who agreed to teach him everything he wanted to know if Banderas took the part.
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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.
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Brian De Palma couldn't find the right girl to play Veronica. Rebecca Romijn-Stamos convinced him that one of her friends, Danish model Rie Rasmussen, would be perfect for the job. He met her and signed Rasmussen because he loved the way she walked.
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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.
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Uma Thurman was originally cast as Laure Ash, but cancelled when she became pregnant.
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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.
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The film opened in North America, on star Rebecca Romijn-Stamos' 30th birthday (November 6, 2002).
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One of the trailers for this film consisted of a clip from the classic film noir Double Indemnity (1944), and then the entire span of Femme Fatale (2002), including the credits, albeit with all but a few seconds of the movie greatly speeded up to preserve its twists and to fit it into the under-three-minute span allotted for trailers.
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The plane ticket that Lily takes is from the fictitious Quinta Airlines. Quinta Communications is the company that produced the film.
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The gold and diamond snake was created for the film by singer and actress Elli Medeiros who was dating Brian De Palma at this time.
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Nicolas' motorcycle is a 1969/70 Triumph twin.
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Apple computers visible in the movie include a Graphite iBook seen just before the first bathtub scene, a Titanium PowerBook in the airplane scene, and a PowerMac G4 Cube with 15" Studio Display in Bardo's apartment.
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Early in the movie, a security technician drinks from a distinctive pear-shaped bottle. This is Orangina, a carbonated citrus-flavored soft drink that is very popular in Europe.
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