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Passion (2012)

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The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

Brian De Palma, Natalie Carter (film "Crime d'amour") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel McAdams ... Christine
Noomi Rapace ... Isabelle
Karoline Herfurth ... Dani
Paul Anderson ... Dirk
Dominic Raacke ... J.J. Koch
Rainer Bock ... Inspector Bach
Benjamin Sadler ... Prosecutor
Michael Rotschopf ... Attorney Isabelle
Max Urlacher Max Urlacher ... Rolf
Jörg Pintsch ... Mark
Trystan Pütter ... Eric
Patrick Heyn Patrick Heyn ... Manager
Carlo Castro Carlo Castro ... Fashion Show Choreographer
Melissa Holroyd Melissa Holroyd ... Beate
Ian T. Dickinson Ian T. Dickinson ... Officer (as Ian Dickinson)
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The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.

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No backstabbing. Just business. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Noomi Rapace was cast, she suggested Rachel McAdams for the role of Christine, because they had worked together on Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) and wanted to repeat the experience, this time with plenty of on-camera interaction. See more »

Goofs

A shot including the view from the London office shows St Paul's and the Millenium bridge. This would place the office on the site of the Tate Modern galley. See more »

Quotes

Christine Stanford: I woke up in the hospital and my mother was sobbing, and I asked her what happened to Clarissa, and she said... Well, she didn't. She wouldn't even look at me. And no one ever said anything, but I knew what they were thinking.
[sniffing, then in a whisper]
Christine Stanford: That I killed her. And they never told me that they loved me ever again.
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Connections

Referenced in Passion: Talking About 'Passion' (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Concerto No 4 in D Major K.218 (Allegro)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A Mozart)
(p) & © Claves
Courtesy of Universal Publishing Production Music France
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Not that passionate
3 July 2013 | by IndustriousAngelSee all my reviews

This is just an OK film which means it's a bit disappointing from a director who has a reputation. It works as a - not very thrilling - thriller, and Noomi Rapace does a good performance. Plus the film delivers some intense scenes and good photography in front of very cool, emotionally empty sets.

What doesn't work so good: It starts as a kind of 21st century version of an 80s erotic thriller, but never gets erotic. In fact, the title is ridiculous, because it never even gets passionate - everybody tries to be in control and nothing happens instinctively or out of reflex. (The slow, controlled ballet sequence strengthens this impression). Also, Rachel McAdams is good at bitchy, but I couldn't believe in her as a tough enterprise lady. And finally, the twist, when it finally came, was exactly what was hinted at ...


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Country:

France | Germany | Armenia | Monaco

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

30 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,400, 1 September 2013

Gross USA:

$92,181

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$713,616
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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