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Passion -- The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protegee escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.
Passion -- A savvy young businesswoman plots murderous revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea.


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  (in credits order)

Rachel McAdams ... Christine Stanford

Noomi Rapace ... Isabelle James

Karoline Herfurth ... Dani Wirth

Paul Anderson ... Dirk Harriman

Dominic Raacke ... J.J. Koch

Rainer Bock ... Inspector Bach

Benjamin Sadler ... Prosecutor

Michael Rotschopf ... Attorney Isabelle
Max Urlacher ... Rolf
Jörg Pintsch ... Mark

Trystan Pütter ... Eric
Patrick Heyn ... Manager
Carlo Castro ... Fashion Show Choreographer

Melissa Holroyd ... Beate

Ian T. Dickinson ... Detective (as Ian Dickinson)
Gernot Alwin Kunert ... Lab Technician (as Gernot Kunert)
Katrin Pollitt ... Guard

Frank Witter ... Usher
Polina Semionova ... Dancer
Ibrahim Öykü Önal ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Earl Vincent Sherwood II ... Erik - Officer Employee
Peer Martiny ... Maitre D' (uncredited)

Gizem Mut ... Runway Model (uncredited)
Leila Rozario ... Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
Alexander Yassin ... Concierge (uncredited)

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

Natalie Carter (film "Crime d'amour") &
Alain Corneau (film "Crime d'amour")

Natalie Carter (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Sylvie Barthet .... line producer
Saïd Ben Saïd .... producer
Sarah Borch-Jacobsen .... assistant producer: SBS Productions
Kevin Chneiweiss .... assistant producer: SBS Productions
Alfred Hürmer .... co-producer
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio 
Cinematography by
José Luis Alcaine (director of photography)
Film Editing by
François Gédigier  (as François Gedigier)
Casting by
Anja Dihrberg 
Production Design by
Cornelia Ott 
Art Direction by
Astrid Poeschke (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Ute Bergk 
Costume Design by
Karen Muller Serreau  (as Karen Muller-Serreau)
Makeup Department
Tamar Aviv .... special makeup effects artist: 'masks, " Twilight Creations
Parul Banerjee .... additional makeup artist
Morgane Bernhard .... key hair stylist
Anna Sophie Evenkamp .... additional makeup artist (as Anna Evenkamp)
Aline Hafezi .... special effects makeup laboratory technician: special props
Göran Lundström .... special makeup effects artist: 'masks, " Twilight Creations
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... key makeup artist
Björn Rehbein .... key makeup artist
Emilia Seifert .... hair stylist
Emilia Seifert .... makeup artist
Jörn Seifert .... special makeup effects artist: 'masks, " Twilight Creations
Katharina Thieme .... additional makeup artist (as Katharine Rebecca Thieme)
Virginie Thomann .... makeup trainee
Stephanie Wolf .... additional makeup artist
Dana Kalder .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Didier de Keyser .... production manager: Digital Film Lab (as Didier Dekeyser)
François Dupuy .... technical manager: Digital Film Lab
Miki Emmrich .... production manager
Cendrine Gady .... post-production supervisor: Digital Film Lab
Abraham Goldblat .... post-production supervisor: I Mediate Post-Productions
Tina Lin .... operations supervisor: Digital Film Lab
Tommaso Vergallo .... digital cinema manager: Digital Fiulm Lab
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tobias Asam .... third assistant director
Kilian Bold .... assistant director production assistant (as Kilian Hebold)
Tanja Däberitz .... second assistant director
Sebastian Fahr-Brix .... first assistant director
Lena Graf .... assistant director production assistant
Stanislaw Grünstein .... additional assistant director
Janina Huettenrauch .... additional assistant director (as Janina Hüttenrauch)
Philipp Kramer .... additional assistant director
Maria Mehnert .... trainee assistant director
Annika Sell .... key assistant director production assistant
Art Department
Roman Berger .... standby carpenter
Henning Brehm .... graphic designer
Andre Brüggemann .... carpenter: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Ludolf Böhm .... set dresser
Dirk Drelse .... carpenter: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Jan Dunkel .... set dresser
Michael Düwel .... art department manager: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Carolin Görner .... assistant standby prop
Severino Gürtler .... cnc operator: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Wolfgang Hein .... set dresser
Patrick Herzberg .... assistant art director
Patrick Herzberg .... stand-by art director
Björn Holzhausen .... assistant property master
Ulli Isfort .... set decoration buyer (as Uli Isfort)
Axel Kahnt .... property master
Marc Kargermann .... plasterer: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH (as Marc Kagermann)
Sonja Kirch .... art department coordinator
Rolf Knaebel .... carpenter: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Robert Krüger .... hod painter: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Carolin Langenbahn .... assistant set decorator
Michael Lehmann .... metal worker: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Jens Leiche .... hod metal worker: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Mario Lojek .... hod carpenter: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Nadin Meyer .... buyer: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Denny Neisener .... carpenter: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Petra Pieper .... set dresser
Marco Pressler .... construction manager: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Christian Schlaak .... carpenter: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Torsten Schwartz .... plasterer: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH (as Torsten Schwarz)
Till Sennhenn .... stand-by prop
Jan Tamme .... metal worker: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Joey Weber .... additional set decoration buyer
Berndt Wenzel .... hod plasterer - sculptor: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH (as Bernd Wenzel)
Dirk Winkler .... painter: Art Department Studio Babelsberg GmbH
Liliana Lambriev .... additional graphic designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Serge Arthus .... sound department manager: Red Mountain
Hortense Bailly .... assistant dialogue editor: sound
Mélanie Blouin .... sound recording assistant
Katia Boutin .... dialogue editor
Nicolas Cantin .... sound engineer
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Pierre Collodin .... first sound assistant
Jean Goudier .... sound editor
Jean-Paul Hurier .... re-recording mixer
Bernhard Joest .... sound: making of
Ron Klober .... second sound assistant
Michel Monier .... dolby consultant
Gréggory Poncelet .... sound technical supervisor: Red Mountain
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer
Franck Tassel .... foley artist assistant
Matthieu Tertois .... sound recordist: Red Mountain
Niels Barletta .... sound mastering engineer (uncredited)
Damien Lazzerini .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Till Hertrich .... lead senior special effects technician: Nefzers Babelsberg GmbH
Michael Rudnik .... senior special effects technician: Nefzers Babelsberg GmbH
Visual Effects by
Stéphane Bonnet .... digital artist: Def2shoot
Estelle Chesneau .... digital artist: Def2shoot
Olivier Debert .... digital artist: Def2shoot
Emmanuel Denis .... digital artist: Def2shoot
Thierry Flament .... digital artist: Def2shoot
Fabien Guiliani .... 3d supervisor: Def2shoot (as Fabien Guliani)
Laurie Kotfila .... in and out: Def2shoot
Marc Latil .... digital artist: Def2shoot
Thibault Martegani .... digital artist: Def2shoot
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects designer: Def2shoot
Sarah Moreau .... visual effects producer: Def2shoot
Fred Roz .... titles: Def2shoot
Mikael Tanguy .... visual effects supervisor: Def2shoot
Olivier Veau .... digital artist: Def2shoot
Jeremy Guetta .... scanner operator (uncredited)
Michael Bornhütter .... stunt double (as Micha Bornhütter)
Volkhart Buff .... stunt coordinator
Wanja Götz .... stunt double
Miriam Höller .... stunt double
Daniela Stein .... stunt double (as Dani Stein)
Janine Theisen .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Juan José Alcaide .... electrician
Christian Almesberger .... first assistant camera
Ute Baron .... camera & grip & lighting equipment: Arri Rental Berlin GmbH
Thomas Beckmann .... camera: making of, Pieshotfilm
Christian Brubach .... rigging electrician
Guy Ferrandis .... still photographer
Harald Geltl .... balloon operator
Harry Groepler .... electrical collator (as Harry 'Abu' Groepler)
Oliver Haas .... best boy
Dietmar Haupt .... rigging gaffer
Thomas Hübener .... crane operator
Daniel Jopp .... electrician
Carsten Klockow .... rigging electrician
Glenn König .... key grip
Philipp Lange .... junior electrician
Sebastian Mayer .... additional grip
Roland Moses .... rigging electrician (as Roland Modes)
Gero Neumann .... second assistant camera
Kenneth Pearson .... additional grip
Marcus Pohlus .... camera operator
Marcus Pohlus .... steadicam operator
Helmut Prein .... gaffer
Philipp Rath .... dolly grip
Christian Saalfeld .... balloon operator
Christiane Schmidt .... second camera: making of, Pieshotfilm
Axel Scholz .... electrician
Clemens Szelies .... video operator
Christian Wehrle .... dit
Uwe Zegnotat .... loader
Christian Almesberger .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Johanna Ragwitz .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Theresa Anna Luther .... wardrobe (as Theresa-Anna Luther)
Nathalie Neusüß .... additional wardrobe
Emmanuelle Pertus .... assistant costume designer: France
Barbara Schramm .... assistant costume designer
Lisa Spengler .... wardrobe assistant
Katja Willecke .... wardrobe
Jana Witte .... costume buyer
Editorial Department
Serge Anthony .... colorist: Digital Film Lab
Ana Antunes .... post-production coordinator
Denis Auboyer .... chief executive officer: Digital Film Lab
Jérôme Auger .... digital operator: Digital Film Lab
Caíque de Souza .... digital operator: Digital Film Lab
Valentin Durning .... additional editorial assistant
Olivier Duval Laberge .... general manager: Digital Film Lab (as Olivier Duval)
Géraldine Gues .... dailies coordinator: Digital; Film Lab
Anne-Sophie Henry-Cavillon .... post-production coordinator
Madonie Heudron .... colorist: dailies, Digital Film Lab
Lizzy Knauer .... dispo: ARRI Film & TV Services Berlin
Hussam Korkut .... digital operator: Digital Film Lab
Morgane Le Galle .... post-production coordinator
Mathieu Liron .... digital operator: Digital Film Lab
Arnaud Muller .... digital operator: Digital Film Lab
Elsa Perrin .... digital operator: Digital Film Lab
Mandy Rahn .... laboratory branch manager: ARRI Film & TV Services Berlin
Andreas Reuber .... in-house producer: ARRI Film & TV Services Berlin
Anita Roth .... first assistant editor
Audrey Samson .... digital operator: Digital Film Lab
Frank Schönfelder .... editor: making of, Pieshotfilm
Thomas Tertois .... digital operator: Digital Film Lab
Laurence Vasseur .... assistant: Digital Film Lab
Charles Fréville .... additional colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Matthias Braun .... location scout
Simon Daniel .... assistant location manager
Klaus Große Darrelmann .... location manager
Thomas Lauterkorn .... location scout
Kevin Nerlich .... location production assistant
Bastian Rabe .... assistant location manager
Bashaar Wahab .... location scout
Felix Witte .... location production assistant
Martin Zillger .... location scout
Music Department
Andrea Bandel .... music assistance
Gabriele Conti .... assistant music engineer
Gabriele Conti .... music recording and mixing assistant
Pino Donaggio .... orchestrator
Elise Luguern .... music supervisor: Explosante Fixe
Natale Massara .... conductor: Czech National Symphony
Natale Massara .... orchestrator
Gianluca Podio .... musician: piano soloist
Coline Roubineau .... music supervision assistant: Explosante Fixe
Paolo Steffan .... additional music mixer
Paolo Steffan .... additional music recordist
Paolo Steffan .... orchestrator
Paolo Steffan .... programmer: keyboards
Marco Streccioni .... music recorded & mixed by
Czach National Symphony .... musicians
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Florian Haeger .... car captain
Wolfgang Hütter .... driver: cast, Isabelle (as Wolfgang Huetter)
Martin Kuschan .... transportation management: Vorspung UG
Jan Luo .... driver: cast, Christine
Timo Nonnenbroich .... driver: props
Marko Otta .... driver (as Marko 'Otti' Otta)
Carsten Uhlig .... driver: daily
Miklas Wittmann .... driver: Brian De Palma
Martin Kuschan .... transportation consultant (uncredited)
Other crew
Joel Behr .... legal advisor: Behr & Abramson
Milena Bomalick .... production secretary
Franziska Breite .... stand-in: Dani
Farida Chamailova .... stand-in: Isabelle
Pierre Dechavanne .... film stock: Kodak GmbH
Cindy English .... legal advisor: Behr & Abramson
Christina Epping .... catering: Star's Dinner Express
Matthias Fehrenbach .... catering: Star's Dinner Express
Sylke Ferber .... assistant production coordinator
Jean-Patrick Flande .... product placement: Film Media Consultant (as Jean Patrick Flandé)
Maria Georgi .... stand-in: Christine
Jürgen Gramann .... production office facilities: Flatliners GmbH
Michael Guthke .... studio facilities: Studio babelsberg AG
Frédéric Guy .... legal advisor: Intervista
Vera Maria Jung .... assistant production secretary
Eva Kemme .... production coordinator
Bernard Lamy .... accountant supervisor
Jennifer Levy .... legal advisor: Behr & Abramson
Jessica Marlow .... legal advisor: Behr & Abramson
Delphine Martin .... legal advisor: Rechtsanwalt Jürgen Behnke
Elena Meyer .... craft service
Paul Meyer-Gerlt .... accountant: Germany
Emmanuelle Mullon-Feraud .... legal: SBS Productions
Marko Müller .... production office facilities
Clara Payan .... legal clearance assistant
Lorenz Pilz .... stand-in: Dirk
Myriam Rak .... legal clearance supervisor: IMP Clearance Solutions
Steve Sauthoff .... set manager
Werner Schütz .... safety manager
Eloide Soulié .... legal clearance assistant
Caroline Veyssière .... script continuity
Marc-Emmanuel Vuaillat .... legal advisor: Intervista
Dagmar Wagner .... making of: director and interviewer, Pieshotfilm
Joe Wiesenburger .... set medic: Ambulanz Dienst GmbH
Julia Wilson Dickson .... dialogue coach (as Julia Wilson-Dickson)
Elisabeth Wittersheim .... accountant: SBS Productions
Alexander Wunderling .... facilities: On the move GmbH
Christian Wöltche .... assistant accountant
Gero Brugmann .... legal services: production financing (uncredited)

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some violence
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Dominic Cooper was originally cast but he dropped out. Paul Anderson replaced him.See more »
Errors in geography: Exterior shot supposedly in London - see the double-decker bus - except the vehicles are driving on the wrong side of the road. The scene was actually shot in Berlin, Germany.See more »
Christine Stanford:I used to want to be admired.See more »
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99 out of 159 people found the following review useful.
unintentionally hilarious., 2 March 2013
Author: Greenzombidog from United Kingdom

Advertising execs stab each other in the back over their careers and a an average looking cockney scrub in this mediocre pantomime thriller.

Rachel Mcadams is given the opportunity to prove she is more than just a rom-com princess in the role of the manipulative boss lady to Noomi Rapace's Ad campaign creator, an opportunity she squanders. It's not entirely her fault though with such a terrible script to work with there wasn't a lot she could do. Noomi Rapace is dreadful, for me she hasn't yet been convincing in an English language role and she is just either wooden or over the top in this. The plot twists are visible with your eyes closed and nothing will be a surprise. The only thing that kept me watching were the laughs and this isn't a comedy. Some of the dialogue is so stupid I just kept feeling my jaw drop.

When Rachel Mcadams tells a tragic story from her characters childhood and her and Noomi Rapace are just sat there sobbing it actually made me laugh because the acting was so terrible and the words they were saying were so poorly written. Add to this the amount of times you get one of those suddenly waking up from a dream moments (a cheap movie trick thats overused) that the film becomes a bit of a mess. So much of this is poor even down to the add campaign that triggers the war between these two women. Their clients are in such raptures over this dreadful idea that it's ridiculous. Also the rough looking guy they chose to play the love interest adds another comedy element to it. Why would these two attractive successful women be tearing each other apart over this guy?

I'm sure I read on some of the advertising that this was supposed to be an erotic thriller. There were no erotic moments in this film anywhere. I think someone pulled a dildo out a drawer at some point and there was a lesbian smooch thats all the eroticism you get I'm afraid.

I can't believe this was directed by De Palma. I have enjoyed many of his films in the past and I hope this is just a blip and not the shape of the things to come

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