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Box-Office Alternatives: Passion

Child 44 (2015) opens Friday and features one of the darkest plots of any Spring release opening wide in recent memory. Focusing on a string of unsolved child murders in soviet Russia, the grim mystery features the always-watchable Noomi Rapace as the film's female lead.

Since hitting it big with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Rapace has deservedly enjoyed a steady career in a variety of complex film roles. It's never anything but a pleasure seeing an actress of Rapace's talent at work, yet I can't help but notice that in so many of her projects, including Child 44, she is usually second fiddle to her male co-stars.

One of the few exceptions is Rapace's work alongside Rachel McAdams in Brian De Palma's sexually charged thriller, Passion (2012). After advertising executive Christine (McAdams) takes credit for an idea from her associate Isabel (Rapace), a personal and professional tug of war between the two women begins,
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Notebook Reviews: Olivier Assayas's "Clouds of Sils Maria"

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Here is a film that feels its age, the age of its maker. But this doesn't mean a young hotshot's film or that of an old master. French director Olivier Assayas is 59, and his Clouds of Sils Maria feels it. A unique thing, a movie that feels an expression of middle age, of considerate maturity, of a medias res—a favored storytelling technique for the director—movie very much aware of this age between the entitled, risk-taking energy of the young and the settled, comfortable wiseness the senior artist.Yet it's not about him, the auteur, it's about a woman, an actress, a veteran: Juliette Binoche as an actress of Binoche's age (50), caliber and reputation. After the death of the playwright and director who made her acting name as the young girl in a psychosexual play opposite an older woman, she is moved to star in a theatrical revival now
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Cannes 2014. Olivier Assayas' "Clouds of Sils Maria"

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Here is a film that feels its age, the age of its maker. But this doesn't mean a young hotshot's film or that of an old master—though Cannes had its share of both. French director Olivier Assayas is 59, and his Clouds of Sils Maria feels it. A unique thing, a movie that feels an expression of middle age, of considerate maturity, of a medias res—a favored storytelling technique for the director—movie very much aware of this age between the entitled, risk-taking energy of the young and the settled, comfortable wiseness the senior artist.

Yet it's not about him, the auteur, it's about a woman, an actress, a veteran: Juliette Binoche as an actress of Binoche's age (50), caliber and reputation. After the death of the playwright and director who made her acting name as the young girl in a psychosexual play opposite an older woman, she is moved
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Five 2013 Indie Remakes And How They Measure Up To The Originals

This year has seen the release of what feels like an unusually large number of remakes of indie/foreign films, and this week sees another—Brian de Palma's "Passion" (read our review here) which is a remake of French film "Love Crime" ("Crime D'Amour"). While traditionally remakes of lower-budget efforts have given cause for much forehead-scratching and eye-rolling among cinephiles—usually bemoaning the lack of originality in taking a pre-made concept rather than tackling a fresh creation and often then repackaging that concept in as bland a way a possible for sale to a U.S. audience—in recent years there's been cause for some hope. The phenomenon may not be going away, in fact it might be becoming more prevalent, but the standard of some of those remakes seems to be inching incrementally higher—a recent high watermark being Matt Reeves' "Let Me In," a terrific remake
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Interview: Brian De Palma talks 'Passion'

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Starring Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams, Passion (2012) sees American director Brian De Palma return to his favourite stomping ground of the overblown psychosexual thriller, a sub-genre which he made his own with such schlocky delights as Body Double, Dressed to Kill and Blow Out. The 71-year-old director spoke with John Bleasdale at last year's Venice Film Festival about the changing film industry, the impact of technology and why he should have really been a silent film director. Five years after 2007's angry Iraq War j'accuse Redacted, Passion - an English-language remake of Alain Corneau's 2010 thriller Love Crime (Crime d'Amour) - sees De Palma in a more playful mood.

"Passion is a good mystery story," the director explained on the Lido. "I liked working with women. I set out to make what I thought was a clever mystery even cleverer. Redacted is completely driven by men and so making this we're doing the opposite.
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New Footage From Rachel McAdams' "Passion"

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Sneak Peek new footage, plus more images from the upcoming 'erotic thriller' "Passion", from director Brian De Palma ("The Phantom Of The Paradise"), starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace.

The new film is an English-language remake of the 2010 French feature, "Crime d'amour".

"...'Passion' is the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business.

'Christine' possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power.

"Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégé, 'Isabelle', is full of cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing.

"They’re on the same team, after all… But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, all hell breaks loose..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Passion" and "Crime d'amour"...
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Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace Feel Passion this August

Erotic thrills are assured in Brian de Palma's ('Carrie') upcoming thriller 'Passion'. Based on the French movie 'Crime d'amour', from Alain Corneau and Natalie Carter, IFC Films are set to roll out 'Passion' onto VOD from 1 August and follow up with a limited theatrical release on 30 August. And if you're in two minds as to whether you want to check out this latest offering from De Palma perhaps a double dose of on-screen hotness in the form of Rachel McAdams -below ('Mean Girls') and Noomi Rapace ('Prometheus') will change your mind. Or indeed the fact that the movie will contain some pleasingly risque scenes between the two beauties. Paul Anderson ('A Lonely Place to Die'), Karoline Herfurth ('Errors of the Human Body') and Rainer Bock also star....
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'Passion' Trailer: Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace Smooch and Throw Down

Unless you're in deep with the French film scene, chances are you didn't catch the 2010 film "Crime d'Amour," but iffen you did, this might look really familiar.

Here we have the first trailer for "Passion," the latest crime thriller from Brian De Palma, featuring Rachel McAdams as Christine, a snaky international businesswoman who finds herself neck deep in salacious intrigue, masked murder and gobs and gobs of money after messing with the wrong protégé in Noomi Rapace's Isabelle.

Ooh la la!

While "Passion" does appear to imbibe many elements of the original "Love Crime," wherein the beautiful and savvy and wicked Christine becomes both cuckolded and a murder victim after trying to take credit for one of her assistant's ideas, there appear to be a few noteworthy modifications to the story in this iteration ... namely, that bit near the end there with McAdams' character showing face at what should be her own funeral.
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Watch: Trailer for Brian De Palma's Passion starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace

Watch the new trailer for Brian De Palma's Passion starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. De Palma (The Black Dahlia, The Untouchables, Scarface) directs and scripts the film which is based on the 2010 French thriller Love Crime (Crime d'amour). The enthralling story tells of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. eONE Films Us distributes with an August 1st Ultra VOD and a theatrical release on August 30th, 2013. Also on board Passion are Paul Anderson and Karoline Herfurth.
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DVD Review: 'Love Crime'

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★★☆☆☆ Having slunk onto UK screens for the first time last year - presumably to pre-empt the release later in 2013 of Brian De Palma's English language remake Passion (2012) - French director Alain Corneau's Love Crime (Crime d'amour, 2010) is a muddled and ultimately unsatisfying attempt at making a tense, psychosexual European thriller. Even the presence of Kristin Scott Thomas as Machiavellian antagonist-cum-victim Christine is unable to shake this frustratingly inconsistent game of 'cat-and-cat' into life, with the usually dependable Ludivine Sagnier arguably coming off worst as put-upon plaything Isabelle.

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Passion Project: Brian De Palma talks about Passion

With a group of eleven journalists, Trevor Hogg had an opportunity to have a chat with Brian De Palma about his latest cinematic offering Passion...

While promoting Passion (2013) at the Toronto International Film Festival, American writer-director Brian De Palma participated in a round table interview to discuss his latest cinematic effort. “I thought the relationship between the women was terrific,” states De Palma when discussing the French thriller Crime d'amour (Love Crime, 2010) which stars Kristen Scott Thomas (The English Patient) as a ruthless marketing executive and Ludivine Sangier (The Swimming Pool) as her revenge seeking assistant; the two women have been replaced by Rachel McAdams (To the Wonder) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) in his English remake. “The premise was quite good but when you’re the most obvious person for the murder and how do you wiggle your way out of that? I didn’t think it was a great
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I Was There: A conversation with filmmaker Brian De Palma

While at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Trevor Hogg was able to take part in a group chat with Brian De Palma who spoke about working within the Hollywood studio system, the video game industry, screenwriting, collaborating with music composers, the remake of Carrie and filmmaking during the 1970s...

“The studios offer you movies occasionally, you either want to do them or not,” states Brian De Palma during a Toronto International Film Festival round table interview with eleven journalists from Canada, America, Australia, United Kingdom, and Germany. “I’ve always been able to work within the studio system. If your budget gets big you have a lot more meetings which was true on Mission to Mars [2000] which was the most expensive movie I’ve ever made. It was the early 1990s, around Bonfire [1990] when you started to get stacks of notes. Everybody would have notes for you. That’s when
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Entertainment One picks up Brian De Palma's Passion thriller

Entertainment One will distribute Brian De Palma's Passion, starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace in North America. Variety reports that the company made the announcement today for the deal and plans to release the film into U.S. and Canadian theaters some time next year. Produced by Said Ben Said, Passion is based on the 2010 French thriller helmed by Alain Corneau called Love Crime (Crime d'amour). In Passion, a young businesswoman plots a murderous revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea. Also in the cast are Paul Anderson, Karoline Herfurth and Rainer Bock.
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Entertainment One picks up Brian De Palma's Passion thriller

Entertainment One will distribute Brian De Palma's Passion, starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace in North America. Variety reports that the company made the announcement today for the deal and plans to release the film into U.S. and Canadian theaters some time next year. Produced by Said Ben Said, Passion is based on the 2010 French thriller helmed by Alain Corneau called Love Crime (Crime d'amour). In Passion, a young businesswoman plots a murderous revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea. Also in the cast are Paul Anderson, Karoline Herfurth and Rainer Bock.
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Nyff 2012: De Palma's Passion is a Wreck [Review]

Betrayal, revenge and kinky sex are slathered haphazardly over the lukewarm plot of Brian DePalma's new film Passion. Based on the French film Crime d'amour about the trials and tribulations of an abused office assistant. It is a muddle of confused genre sensibilities and nonsensical allusions which when partnered with a severe lack of character chemistry make this a hard to watch film and not in a fun way. [Continued ...]
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Brian De Palma Talks Hollywood's 'Genius' Era

Brian De Palma Talks Hollywood's 'Genius' Era
Toronto -- On a sunny afternoon this past week at the Toronto Film Festival, Brian De Palma finishes holding court at a reporters round table. As he moves to the other side of the room, he pauses to admire one of the mural images from the iconic 1960 film "La Dolce Vita" that adorns the walls.

The director mumbles something about the era and sits down for an interview. Soon he expounds on the period as being a magical time, with peers like Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and George Lucas.

"We were in the era where everyone saw the directors as the geniuses, so we got a lot of opportunities to make any crazy movie that happened to occur to us," the 72-year-old De Palma recalled.

That period of American filmmaking – the 1960s and `70s – created many notable relationships, like when De Palma introduced Robert De Niro to Martin Scorsese.
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"Passion": Enter Rachel McAdams

Sneak Peek the first trailer for the upcoming 'erotic thriller' "Passion", from director Brian De Palma ("Body Double"), starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace.

The new film is an English-language remake of the 2010 French feature, "Crime d'amour".

"...'Passion' is the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. 'Christine' possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power. Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégé, 'Isabelle', is full of cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing. They’re on the same team, after all… But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, all hell breaks loose..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Passion" and "Crime d'amour"...
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First Tease Of Brian De Palma’s Passion!

There are plenty of films in Brian De Palma’s filmography that I consider “horror”. In particular, I always rather enjoyed Raising Cain. Dressed To Kill of course is his homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. And now this looks like it could be a return to form for the famed director. Below you’ll find the teaser trailer to Passion, his remake of Alain Corneau’s 2011 French film Love Crime. Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace have never been hotter and it looks like things will get pretty hot between the two in this thriller in which “A young businesswoman plots murderous revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea.”

No release date or distributor is in place yet, but Passion will begin it’s festival run with Venice and then Toronto in the coming months. Take a peek at the trailer and poster below!

More when we hear it!
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Tiff 2012: Get All Hot and Bothered with First Trailer for Brian De Palma's Passion

Brian De Palma has been written off before, and it may be that Passion, his remake of Alain Corneau's Crime d'amour (Aka Love Crime), is nothing more than a job for hire. Or, perhaps it's an opportunity for an old dog to show the kids that he's still got a few tricks up his sleeve. Obviously, I'm hoping for the latter. The original film, starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier, was a perfectly fine thriller with a couple of neat twists. In Jim Tudor's review from last fall, when it had a limited theatrical release in the U.S., he questioned whether a remake was even needed, since the film was successful on its own terms. The Tiff program notes claim: "De Palma follows...
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The Haunting Atmosphere and Ambiguity of Alain Corneau's 'Love Crime'

Alain Corneau passed away in August 2010, two days after his final film, Love Crime (Crime d'amour), opened in France and just before it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. I didn't get a chance to see it in Toronto that year, but finally had a chance to watch it last night, knowing I wanted to watch it before seeing Brian De Palma's remake, titled Passion, which will be playing the Venice Film Festival at the end of August. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier, the story begins as the age-old tale of a mentor (Thomas) using the ingenue (Sagnier) for professional gain. While Thomas, as Christine, uses the accomplished work of Isabelle to rise to the top. Isabelle, upset with Christine's two-faced approach to their relationship, is struggling between the idea of remaining a loyal employee and the voice of her co-worker (Guillaume Marquet) in her ear,
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