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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Christine
... Isabelle
... Dani
... Dirk
... J.J. Koch
... Inspector Bach
... Prosecutor
... Attorney Isabelle
Max Urlacher ... Rolf
... Mark
... Eric
Patrick Heyn ... Manager
Carlo Castro ... Fashion Show Choreographer
... Beate
... 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.


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

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30 August 2013 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,100, 1 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$91,186, 22 September 2013
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This is the seventh film by Brian De Palma that composer Pino Donaggio has scored. Their first collaboration was Carrie (1976). See more »

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Exterior shot supposedly in London - see the double-decker bus - except the vehicles are driving on the wrong side of the road. The scene was actually shot in Berlin, Germany. See more »

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Christine Stanford: I used to want to be admired.
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References The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) See more »

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PRELUDE TO THE AFTERNOON OF A FAUN
(Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune)
Composed by Claude Debussy
Performed by Karlheinz Zoeller and the Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
© Public Domain
(p) & © 1965 Deutsche Grammophon
Courtesy of Universal Music Vision
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It's OK
10 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Watchable De Palma time killer that borrows heavily from the director's earlier works...which in turn borrowed heavily from Alfred Hitchcock. Whole lot of borrowing going on. Still, that has little to do with judging how entertaining the film is and more about judging its artistic value.

My first impression of Rachel McAdams is that she was miscast but I accepted her more as the film goes on. Noomi Rapace is fine. I assume both women were intentionally directed to act in a somewhat peculiar manner by De Palma. It bears pointing out for those misled by the poster, trailer, or press for this film that it's not really the sexy lesbian thriller it's made out to be. That stuff only plays a peripheral role in the film and you never get any particularly sexy scenes between McAdams and Rapace as one might be led to believe by the marketing.

Still, it's an entertaining enough movie. Not De Palma's best but far better than his last two films.


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