Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) star in Brian De Palma's new film Passion, which kind of looks like an erotic thriller. This first trailer released kind of teases a little action between McAdams and Rapace.
I'm a fan of De Palma, who's made a buch of great films such as Carrie, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, Mission Impossible, Snake Eyes, The Black Dahlia, Redacted. This new film looks interesting, but doesn't look like his best work.
Here's the synopsis:
Christine (Rachel McAdams), an elegant, ice-cool blonde career woman who holds a senior position with a high-powered advertising agency; and her assistant Isabel (Noomi Rapace), a shy and reticent brunette. Christine has a silky smooth charm, but underneath her veneer of control hides a tangle of kinky sexual needs. Isabel, smart and creative despite her hesitance, harbours a growing ambition.
When Christine claims credit for a daring marketing campaign that was entirely Isabel’s idea, the gloves start to come off in subtle ways. Isabel is initially disarmed by her boss’ candour: as Christine explains it, stealing her idea was simply business. But things change when Christine humiliates Isabel in public. With the plot set in motion, De Palma uncorks all the stops and, with wild abandon, launches into a labyrinthine revenge story.
As Isabel schemes, Christine parries her thrusts with calculated bravura. De Palma relishes these kinds of baroque plots; here he lets rip with a series of set pieces in the style for which he is famous. McAdams and Rapace revel in the expanse De Palma always allows his actors, while the story twists and turns in unexpectedly. Scratch below the surface: passions rage.
The movie is set to premiere at TIFF. Watch the trailer and let us know if it looks like a movie you might enjoy watching! What's the main selling point for you other than McAdams and Rapace getting all hot and heavy, or is that it?
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