Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

Director: Brian De Palma Cast: Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote

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Overview

Brian De Palma blends the emotional netherworld of film noir with a stylish portrayal of life among the wealthy and powerful in Paris in this glossy thriller. Laure Ash (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) is a beautiful but mysterious woman who has aligned herself with a small ring of jewel thieves, led by a man known as Black Tie (Eriq Ebouaney), who has planned a major score during the Cannes Film Festival. Sexy model Veronica (Rie Rasmussen) is scheduled to make a spectacular entrance for the screening of director Regis Wargnier's picture, wearing a body-hugging piece of jewelry worth a cool ten million dollars. Laure approaches the sexually adventurous Veronica and is able to seduce her, while at the same time stealing her diamond-studded outfit and replacing it with a carefully constructed counterfeit. Veronica, however, also makes off the loot without giving her partners their cut, and must go into hiding in order to avoid the wrath of Black Tie and his cohorts. Fate allows Laure to make her way to the United States, where in time she marries a powerful politician. Photographer Nicolas Bardo (Antonio Banderas), however, had snapped a picture of Laure while she was on the lam years before, and when he takes an assignment to get a photo of the camera-shy woman, Laure realizes Nicolas is in a position to reveal her new identity to the world -- and put the bloodthirsty Black Tie back on her trail.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2015
UPC: 0888574100100
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 25,679

Special Features

Closed Caption; Get Voyeuristic and take 3 tantalizing peeks at the filmmaking process with the stars, director and more: ; From dream to reality; Dream within a dream; Femme Fatale: behind the scenes; Femme Fatale: dressed to kill montage

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rebecca Romijn Laure Ash
Antonio Banderas Nicolas Bardo
Peter Coyote Bruce Hewitt Watts
Eriq Ebouaney Black Tie
Edouard Montoute Racine
Rie Rasmussen Veronica
Thierry Frémont Serra
Sandrine Bonnaire Herself
Regis Wargnier Himself
Gilles Jacob Himself
Olivier Albou Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Ugne Andrikonyte Festival Guest
Jaoquina Balaunde Woman in Panic
David Belle French Policeman
Laurence Breheret Flight Attendant
Emilie Chatel Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Jean Chatel Cannes Commentator
Chloe Cremont Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
David Cuny Groom Hotel Sheraton
Fiona Curzon Stanfield Phillips
Eva Darlan Irma
Leonardo de la Fuente Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Bart De Palma Power Room Guard
Henri Ernst Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Eric Fesais Policeman
Alain Figlarz Sex Shop Man
Olivier Follet Bodyguard Two
Marie Foulquie Tourist
Jean-Marie Frin Louis
Matthew Geczy Embassy Guard
Serge Gonnin Thierry
Dorothee Grosjean Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Philippe Guegan Bespectacled Man
Faco Hanela Poster Man
Denis Hecker TV Moderator
Gregg Henry Shiff
Dan Herzberg Surveillance Room Guard
Salvatore Ingoglia Truck Driver
Pascale Jacquemot Medium on TV Show
Valerie Maes Blond (Restroom, Bridge & Cafe)
Ada Marmion Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Yves Marmion Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Laurence Martin Nathalie
Bertrand Merignac Photographer
Francoise Michaud Woman With Blind Man
Daniel Millgram Pierre/Bartender
Jean-Marc Mineo Seated Guard
Sam Olivier Surveillance Room Guard
Pascal Ondicolberry Surveillance Room Guard
Aurelie Pauker Brigitte
Stephane Petit Bodyguard One
Jo Prestia Napoleon
Regis Quennesson Tourist
Justine Renard Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Gerard Renault Surveillance Room Guard
Pascal Silvestre Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Beata Sonczuk-Ben Ammar Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Matilde Tancredi Medium on TV Show
Stephen Van Nietert Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Stephen Van Nukerk Special Guest Cannes Film Festival
Driki Van Zyl Special Guest Cannes Film Festival

Technical Credits
Brian De Palma Director,Screenwriter
Tarak Ben Ammar Producer
Thierry Arbogast Cinematographer
Francoise Benoit-Fresco Set Decoration/Design
Olivier Beriot Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerome Borenstein Asst. Director
Dominique Delany Asst. Director
Marina Gefter Producer
Francois Groult Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Lombardo Executive Producer
Jean-Paul Mugel Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Pankow Editor
Anne Pritchard Production Designer
Denis Renault Art Director
Ryuichi Sakamoto Score Composer
Chris Soldo Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Femme Fatale
1. Men And Blondes. [4:36]
2. Key Players. [4:18]
3. Bait And Switch. [4:35]
4. Code Red. [3:59]
5. Double-Cross. [2:40]
6. Gotcha! [3:34]
7. Dropout From Room 214. [3:46]
8. Lily's World. [6:18]
9. Damsel In Despair. [5:14]
10. Fellow Traveler. [3:47]
11. Bardo's Assignment. [3:10]
12. Missions Of Menace. [3:39]
13. Poshed Toward Death. [3:00]
14. Hidden Pursuits. [4:23]
15. Her Visitor. [:45]
16. Stay With Me. [3:26]
17. The Set-Up. [3:35]
18. Mystery Buff. [5:43]
19. Smart Guy's Dilemma. [3:36]
20. Bad Girl. [5:25]
21. Biker Bar. [4:12]
22. Dance For Napoleon. [2:22]
23. Patsy's Choice. [3:13]
24. Wake Up Before You Die. [3:29]
25. Telling Her Future. [3:42]
26. Gift To A Daughter. [5:00]
27. Switch Upon Switch [1:59]
28. Pushed From Death. [3:50]
29. Only In My Dreams. [1:22]

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Femme Fatale 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
omg! antonio bandaras is sooooooo cute!! the acting is excellent; as well as the story line; 'if you knew what the future would hold; would you change the present?'
MattSacco-LazyDayPictures More than 1 year ago
Brian De Palma is, far and away, the director most consistently, madly, and giddily in love with the art and craft of making movies. Regularly derided for ripping off the films of Alfred Hitchcock, he has been unfairly judged throughout his entire career. What is perceived as theft and debasement of the original material is nothing more than loving tribute (to Film in general, not only to Hitchcock), and he utilizes his pastiche of landmark scenes and subject matter to create his own rich, inimitable style, and to involve viewers in thrillingly complex games that Hitchcock, were he still living, would surely admire.