7 items from 2013
This year has seen the release of what feels like an unusually large number of remakes of indie/foreign films, and this week sees another—Brian de Palma's "Passion" (read our review here) which is a remake of French film "Love Crime" ("Crime D'Amour"). While traditionally remakes of lower-budget efforts have given cause for much forehead-scratching and eye-rolling among cinephiles—usually bemoaning the lack of originality in taking a pre-made concept rather than tackling a fresh creation and often then repackaging that concept in as bland a way a possible for sale to a U.S. audience—in recent years there's been cause for some hope. The phenomenon may not be going away, in fact it might be becoming more prevalent, but the standard of some of those remakes seems to be inching incrementally higher—a recent high watermark being Matt Reeves' "Let Me In," a terrific remake »
- The Playlist Staff
Starring Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams, Passion (2012) sees American director Brian De Palma return to his favourite stomping ground of the overblown psychosexual thriller, a sub-genre which he made his own with such schlocky delights as Body Double, Dressed to Kill and Blow Out. The 71-year-old director spoke with John Bleasdale at last year's Venice Film Festival about the changing film industry, the impact of technology and why he should have really been a silent film director. Five years after 2007's angry Iraq War j'accuse Redacted, Passion - an English-language remake of Alain Corneau's 2010 thriller Love Crime (Crime d'Amour) - sees De Palma in a more playful mood.
"Passion is a good mystery story," the director explained on the Lido. "I liked working with women. I set out to make what I thought was a clever mystery even cleverer. Redacted is completely driven by men and so making this we're doing the opposite. »
- CineVue UK
The new film is an English-language remake of the 2010 French feature, "Crime d'amour".
"...'Passion' is the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business.
'Christine' possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power.
"Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégé, 'Isabelle', is full of cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing.
"They’re on the same team, after all… But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, all hell breaks loose..."
- Michael Stevens
Erotic thrills are assured in Brian de Palma's ('Carrie') upcoming thriller 'Passion'. Based on the French movie 'Crime d'amour', from Alain Corneau and Natalie Carter, IFC Films are set to roll out 'Passion' onto VOD from 1 August and follow up with a limited theatrical release on 30 August. And if you're in two minds as to whether you want to check out this latest offering from De Palma perhaps a double dose of on-screen hotness in the form of Rachel McAdams -below ('Mean Girls') and Noomi Rapace ('Prometheus') will change your mind. Or indeed the fact that the movie will contain some pleasingly risque scenes between the two beauties. Paul Anderson ('A Lonely Place to Die'), Karoline Herfurth ('Errors of the Human Body') and Rainer Bock also star. »
Unless you're in deep with the French film scene, chances are you didn't catch the 2010 film "Crime d'Amour," but iffen you did, this might look really familiar.
Here we have the first trailer for "Passion," the latest crime thriller from Brian De Palma, featuring Rachel McAdams as Christine, a snaky international businesswoman who finds herself neck deep in salacious intrigue, masked murder and gobs and gobs of money after messing with the wrong protégé in Noomi Rapace's Isabelle.
Ooh la la!
While "Passion" does appear to imbibe many elements of the original "Love Crime," wherein the beautiful and savvy and wicked Christine becomes both cuckolded and a murder victim after trying to take credit for one of her assistant's ideas, there appear to be a few noteworthy modifications to the story in this iteration ... namely, that bit near the end there with McAdams' character showing face at what should be her own funeral. »
- Amanda Bell
Watch the new trailer for Brian De Palma's Passion starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. De Palma (The Black Dahlia, The Untouchables, Scarface) directs and scripts the film which is based on the 2010 French thriller Love Crime (Crime d'amour). The enthralling story tells of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. eONE Films Us distributes with an August 1st Ultra VOD and a theatrical release on August 30th, 2013. Also on board Passion are Paul Anderson and Karoline Herfurth. »
★★☆☆☆ Having slunk onto UK screens for the first time last year - presumably to pre-empt the release later in 2013 of Brian De Palma's English language remake Passion (2012) - French director Alain Corneau's Love Crime (Crime d'amour, 2010) is a muddled and ultimately unsatisfying attempt at making a tense, psychosexual European thriller. Even the presence of Kristin Scott Thomas as Machiavellian antagonist-cum-victim Christine is unable to shake this frustratingly inconsistent game of 'cat-and-cat' into life, with the usually dependable Ludivine Sagnier arguably coming off worst as put-upon plaything Isabelle.
Read more » »
- CineVue UK
7 items from 2013
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners