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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.

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

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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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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Details

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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

30 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passion 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Brian De Palma, the lead actresses arrived in Berlin a week before shooting started to rehearse the screenplay and had a lot of suggestions for the relationship of the characters, including making the lesbian subtext a more obvious element of the story. De Palma found himself overwhelmed with changing the screenplay so close to shooting, so he brought in Natalie Carter, co-writer of Love Crime (2010) by Alain Corneau, on which Passion (2012) is based on, and she re-wrote some scenes to accommodate Rapace and McAdams. See more »

Goofs

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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References Sisters (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Visit the Stone
Written by Mark Hart (as Hart) / Steve Dudas (as Dudas)
(p) & © The Extreme Music Library Ltd
Courtesy of Extreme Music France
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All style, no passion
17 June 2013 | by avenuesfSee all my reviews

Hard to believe Brian dePalma has sunk this low. The film is boring, dreadfully scripted, and looks like a long perfume commercial. Real people just don't dress and look like this; DePalma seemed to be heading toward this stylized, air-brushed Playboy magazine look when he made "Dressed to Kill," and it's gotten progressively worse with each film, except "The Untouchables." "Passion's" script starts out to be about two female executives vying for the same account, and then goes off in five different directions. He toys with gratuitous lesbianism in some segments, which might have been bold and sexy in the 70's and 80's, but now just comes off looking dated and embarrassing. The film's 100 minutes could easily have been pared down to 20 and it would have been more interesting and less ponderous. A real disappointment.


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