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Crime d'amour (2010)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2 September 2011 (USA)
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Ruthless executive Christine brings on young Isabelle as her assistant taking delight in toying with her innocence. But when Christine starts passing on her protege's ideas as her own, things take a dark turn.

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 ... Claudine - la soeur d'Isabelle
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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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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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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Another Great French Thriller
24 April 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Paris, Christine Rivière (Kristin Scott Thomas) is a tough executive of a French corporation. Her assistant Isabelle Guérin (Ludivine Sagnier) is an intelligent and cunning young woman needy of love and affection. When Isabelle is assigned to travel to Cairo with the lawyer Philippe Deschamps (Patrick Mille) to show her project, her idea is successful and Isabelle and Philippe have one night stand. Back in France, the senior management in the headquarter in Washington congratulates Christine for the project and she does not give the credit to Isabelle. Soon she notes that the manipulative Christine is using her to climb in the corporation. When her secretary Daniel (Guillaume Marquet) shows another project from Washington, Isabelle proposes improvements but does not show them to Christine. They have a meeting with the American executives and Isabelle is congratulated by them. Christine begins a war and humiliates Isabelle first using Philippe that has embezzled a large amount and is in her hands and then in a party. Isabelle plots a scheme and kills Christine at home. However the calculating Isabelle leaves many evidences in the crime scene incriminating herself and does not have an alibi.

"Crime d'amour" is another great French thriller with a good story of ambition, ingratitude and revenge. The two lead actresses, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier, are wonderful and their duel is engaging. The theme, competition in a corporation, is a reality and the viewer will certainly identify characters with real real coworkers or ex-coworkers. The conclusion shows how dangerous is the secretary Daniel. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Crime de Amor" ("Love Crime")


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