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Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

2002 / 114min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: BRIAN DE PALMA

CAST: REBECCA ROMIJN-STAMOS, ANTONIO BANDERAS, PETER COYOTE, ERIQ EBOUANEY, RIE RASMUSSEN

WRITER - BRIAN DE PALMA
CINEMATOGRAPHY - THIERRY ARBOGAST
FILM EDITING - BILL PANKOW
MUSIC - RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

Brian De Palma uses everything in his bag of cinematic tricks for this sumptuously shot, mind-bogglingly entertaining meta-movie masterwork. Beginning with an elaborate jewel heist set at the Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Palais on opening night, Femme Fatale—starring Rebecca Romijn as a bad girl hurtling toward redemption and Antonio Banderas as the photographer who gets roped into her schemes—is constructed of one amazing set piece after another. It’s a movie high off the pleasures of movies.