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Crime d'amour (2010)

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Ruthless executive Christine brings on Isabelle as her assistant, and she takes delight in toying with the young woman's innocence. But when the protégé's ideas become tempting enough for ... See full summary »

Director:

Alain Corneau

Writers:

Alain Corneau (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Natalie Carter (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ludivine Sagnier ... Isabelle Guérin
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Christine Rivière
Patrick Mille ... Philippe Deschamps
Guillaume Marquet Guillaume Marquet ... Daniel
Gérald Laroche Gérald Laroche ... Gérard
Julien Rochefort Julien Rochefort ... L'avocat
Olivier Rabourdin ... Le juge
Marie Guillard Marie Guillard ... Claudine - la soeur d'Isabelle
Mike Powers Mike Powers ... Le premier responsable de Barney & Johnson
Matthew Gonder Matthew Gonder ... Le second responsable de Barney & Johnson
Jean-Pierre Leclerc Jean-Pierre Leclerc ... L'adjoint de Gérard
Stéphane Roquet ... Fabien
Frederic Venant Frederic Venant ... Un cadre (as Frédéric Venant)
Stéphane Brel Stéphane Brel ... Le voisin d'Isabelle
Marie-Bénédicte Roy Marie-Bénédicte Roy ... La surveillante de la prison
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Ruthless executive Christine brings on Isabelle as her assistant, and she takes delight in toying with the young woman's innocence. But when the protégé's ideas become tempting enough for Christine to pass on as her own, she underestimates Isabelle's ambition and cunning -- and the ground is set for all out war. Written by Anonymous

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A nail-biting thriller in the vein of BASIC INSTINCT and FATAL ATTRACTION... [Scandinavian DVD.] See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Japanese

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Crime See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,335, 16 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$529,103, 20 November 2011
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Last film of Alain Corneau, who died on August 30, 2010, twelve days after "Crime d'amour" was released. See more »

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Remade as Passion (2012) See more »

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Two acting powerhouses.
4 October 2011 | by Rockwell_CronenbergSee all my reviews

As someone who firmly believes that Ludivine Sagnier and Kristin Scott Thomas are two of the finest actresses working today in any country, watching them go head-to-head against each other was obviously something I was going to be looking forward to. When it came to Love Crime, the story lacked a little bit of punch but seeing them go at it wasn't disappointing in the least. Both women are at the top of their game here, with Thomas taking some inspiration from Glenn Close in a very cold and cerebral Patty Hewes-esque role while Sagnier expertly utilizes her skill for vulnerability and sexuality.

I was hoping the whole thing would pack some real heat, so I was disappointed that it was a lot more slow-moving than I thought and wasn't as thrilling as something like this should be, but that's not to say that it didn't keep me interested throughout. The concept was pretty unique for this kind of film and it's hard to get into without bordering on spoiler territory, but I was very curious as to how the events were going to unfold. It felt like you knew what the endgame was, but seeing how the story got to that point was very intriguing. At the end of the day though, the film is all about being able to watch these great talents bounce off each other, with slightly less impact than I was expecting.


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