8 Shot-by-Shots of 'Passion' v. 'Love Crime'

8 Shot-by-Shots of 'Passion' v. 'Love Crime'

The original Girl with a Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams costar in Brian De Palma’s Passion (out this summer). The psychosexual thriller is a re-imagining of Alain Corneau’s 2010 French film Love Crime, which starred Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier (Swimming Pool, 8 Women).

A sort-of Working Girl meets The Business of Strangers, Passion features McAdams (Mean Girls, Red Eye) as a cutthroat business executive who takes credit for her protégé’s idea. The protégé (played by Rapace) then takes revenge on her boss. Intrigue, madness and sexual games ensue.

De Palma is a master at the psychosexual having directed cult favorites Dressed to Kill, Body Double, Sisters, andThe Black Dahlia. In looking at some stills from Passion that have recently begun to circulate online we noticed quite a few similarities.  De Palma clearly chose to pay homage to the original film's mise-en-scene. Unable to ignore the comparisons, we thought we'd do a few shot-by-shots of stills from Passion and Love Crime.  Something tells us a double feature is in order down the line! 

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