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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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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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Storyline

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:

$33,400, 1 September 2013

Gross USA:

$92,181

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$713,616
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

References The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

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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very much a DePalma movie
14 January 2014 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I had grown disappointed with Brian DePalma throughout the 1990s and 2000s. The man who gave us "Phantom of the Paradise", "Carrie", "Dressed to Kill", "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way"* suddenly turned to overblown stuff like "Mission: Impossible", "Snake Eyes" and "The Black Dahlia". So it's a little bit of a treat to see "Passion". It's not as good as his early work, but the tension between the main characters is definitely what I hope for in one of his movies. In fact, DePalma tricks the audience by getting them to think that it's a clash-of-egos story...before the real plot line sets in. Far from her perky roles in previous movies, Rachel McAdams plays a scary executive. The viewer practically wishes for Noomi Rapace's character to do something nasty.

Basically, "Passion" has a hint of what usually made DePalma's movies good. It's probably not going to be for everyone, but I liked it.

*For the record, I didn't think that "Bonfire of the Vanities" was that bad.


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