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Shattered Image (1998)

Traumatised rape victim Jessie (Anne Parillaud) is living a double life as a cool assassin on a mission and as a paranoid bride on her honeymoon.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brian
... Jessie Markham
... Paula / Laura
... Detective
... Mrs. Ford
Billy Wilmott ... Lamond
O'Neil Peart ... Simon
... Isabel
... Man in Restraurant
... Man in Motorboat
... Dr. Cohen / Dr. Tolan
Alwyn Scott ... Hotel Manager
Pablo Hoilett ... Waiter / Waiter #2
Fay Ellington ... Shop Clerk
Ilona Margolis ... Lucy
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In New York, Jessie Markham is raped by a man with mask and now she is recovering from the rape and an attempted suicide. However her mind is confused and she lives two realities. In one life, she is a newly wed with Brian spending honeymoon in Jamaica with the guest Paula snooping around the couple. In the other life, she is a hit woman that executes men and Laura is her client that wants Brian killed. Which life is real? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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4 December 1998 (USA)  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,859, 6 December 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$102,523, 10 January 1999
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Juliette Binoche and Samantha Mathis were both considered for the lead role. See more »

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Bad News
14 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Shattered Image has lofty goals. It wants to feel like a Hitchcock film. It also tries to toss in rape, spousal abuse, multiple personalities, mystery and murder. But it has big problems. After about 30 minutes we pretty much know who the rapist and the murderer is. We know who the accomplice is. The movie can't stay on one story long enough to let the plot develop. It hops between dream and reality repeatedly. After a while I felt that there was no real plot and that story kept moving around so the viewer wouldn't notice. There is some of the worst pseudo psychobabble between Jessie and her other personality that I have ever seen.

Anne Parillaud tries hard in the lead role. The rest of the cast including William Baldwin are just routine. The scenery in Jamaica is nice. The editing is crisp and the rest of the film is a mess.

There may be people in this world who might like Shattered Image. I just can't imagine any.


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