An intense power struggle between an icy advertising executive and her timid assistant turns deadly in director Brian De Palma's stylish remake of Alain Corneau's Love Crime (2010). A cultivated beauty with expensive tastes and a serious kinky streak, Christine (Rachel McAdams) holds a top office at one of the world's biggest international advertising agencies. She didn't get ahead by shrinking into the shadows, so when her coy but incredibly creative assistant Isabelle (Noomi Rapace) dreams up a wildly popular marketing campaign, Christine takes full credit for the idea. Simultaneously repulsed and intrigued by her boss' shameless candor over the incident, Isabelle ignites an all-out war by sleeping with Christine's lover. Later, when Christine turns up dead after humiliating her assistant in front of the entire company, the perceptive Inspector Bach (Rainer Bock) struggles to sort through the clues as Isabelle grows increasingly unstable and her story seems to change with each new interview. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Competition (Psychology) -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Port Washington, NY :2013
|Other Titles|| Crime d'amour (Motion picture)
Ben Saïd, Saïd,
Carter, Natalie, contributor.
De Palma, Brian, screenwriter, director.
McAdams, Rachel, 1978- actor.
Rapace, Noomi, 1979- actor.
Herfurth, Karoline, 1984- actor.
Anderson, Paul, actor.
Donaggio, Pino, composer.
Corneau, Alain, 1943-2010. Crime d'amour.
SBS Films (Firm), production company.
Integral Film (Firm), production company.
France 2 cinéma (Firm), production company.
Studio Canal+, production company.
France télévision, production company.
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, production company.
Wild Bunch (Firm), production company.
Entertainment One (Firm : India), publisher.
Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson.
Director of photography, José Luis Alcaine ; production designer, Cornelia Ott ; editor, François Gédigier ; costume designer, Karen Muller-Serreau ; music, Pino Donaggio.
MPAA rating: R; for sexual content, language and some violence.
With optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
"Based on the film Crime d'amour, directed by Alain Corneau, original screenplay by Alain Corneau and Natalie Carter."
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Special features include: interviews with Brian De Palma, Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace.
DVD; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.