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
Of the casting of Rebecca Romijn-Stamos in the title role, producer Tarak Ben Ammar said: "While casting for 'Femme Fatale', I met John McTiernan, who had just directed Rebecca Romijn-Stamos in 'Rollerball' . John thought she was incredibly talented and would be great for the role, so I called Brian, and we agreed that Rebecca should do a test audition in Paris. After Rebecca's audition, the entire crew, from the director of photography to the sound engineer, were all swept off our feet." See more »
The blood on Black Tie's shirt in the woman's bathroom doesn't match the shirt when he is released from prison. See more »
A Different Male Lead Would Have Made This Much Better
This was a lot better than I expected, which wasn't a lot. It turned out to be interesting thanks in part to the stylish film-making and the nice job it did in keeping the audience's attention.
It got a few extra points for at least us males gaping at Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, who looked spectacular, but lost a few for some big credibility holes in the story.
The film also would have been much better with a different male lead than Antonio Bandaras, someone who could speak English so people could understand him!
With Brian De Palma directing, you get some stylish camera shots in here, so it's a good visual movie....a lot more than just girl-watching. It's a film you could enjoy multiple times, especially if you get a translator for Bandaras.
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