The thief Laurie Ash steals the expensive diamond jewel called 'Eye of the Serpent' in an audacious heist during an exhibition in Cannes 2001 Festival. She double-crosses her partners and is mistakenly taken as Lily, a woman who lost her husband and son in an accident and is missing since then, by an ordinary family. One day, while having bath in Lily's bathtub, Lily comes back home and commits suicide. Laurie assumes definitely Lily's identity, goes to America where she marries a rich man, who becomes the Ambassador of USA in France. When Laurie returns to France, her past haunts her.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Producer Marina Gefter said of the film's femme fatale' title character: "The role of Laure is a formidable challenge, demanding that the actress portray two very different women, as well as assume several other identities throughout the film. Rebecca [Romijn-Stamos]'s very beautiful, very Hitchcockian...". See more »
In the shot of Bardo's apartment, with the computer saying "new e-mail", right before he enters the room, the camera shadow moves over the paper cutter,. See more »
Since De Palma directed the debacle that was Mission Impossible, it seemed like a genius director has lost it all but this latest movie by the "new Hitchcock" is perhaps one of his strongest since "Carlito's Way" and the masterpiece "Body Double". The story itself is quite simple : during the filmfestival of Cannes is a bunch of diamonds stolen but then the fun begins...you really have to be attentive during the whole movie as every minute De Palma puts you on a wrong foot just like we're used to by the master of the black thrillers... An absolute must!!!!
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