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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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Brian De Palma

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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 ... 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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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

30 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paixão See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Marks the second film Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams and Paul Anderson starred in together, only a year after Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). 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 »

Quotes

Christine Stanford: Why?
Isabelle James: You knew about the memo: they wanted to change it. I thought they were wrong, so I did what had to be done. Everything happened really fast. I tried to update you outside but you weren't answering...
Christine Stanford: Just answer the question. Why?
Isabelle James: I watched you. I listened, I learned. I did exactly what you would do. There's no backstabbing here, Christine, it's just business.
Christine Stanford: Well, there it is then.
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Referenced in Talking About Passion (2013) See more »

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It's OK
10 November 2013 | by utgard14See 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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