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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 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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Love is a dangerous game. 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

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is a remake of the French film Love Crime (2010), directed by Alain Corneau, who died the same year this film was released. 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

Isabelle James: What do you want?
Christine Stanford: I used to want to be admired.
Isabelle James: I admire you.
Christine Stanford: Well, now I want to be loved.
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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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May as well watch the French original
1 March 2014 | by greenjeep926See all my reviews

DePalma must have made this on a lark as it was pretty weak. Some of the shots are stellar, classic Depalma, especially with the use of streaks of bright color on Christine and some of the angles and hard shadows. The casting of Rachael McAdams as Christine was a huge mistake as it is impossible for anyone who saw the original Love Crimes to not compare her to the French Christine. McAdams' character was too young and girly, lacking the poise, command and sophistication required for a person in a position of Christine's. This movie moved too fast and did not explore the psychology of the characters with the necessary patience nor did it pace the plot properly. Noomi Rapace was good, but this is no surprise. Do yourself a favor and see the original, as the acting is far more superb, and it is casted and paced much better. It will not be ruined one bit by seeing Passion beforehand.


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