Femme Fatale

Synopsis: The thief Laurie Ash steals the expensive diamond jewel called 'Eye of the Serpent' in an audacious heist during an exhibition in Cannes 2001 Festival. She double-crosses her partners and is mistakenly taken as Lily, a woman who lost her husband and son in an accident and is missing since then, by an ordinary family. One day, while having bath in Lily's bathtub, Lily comes back home and commits suicide. Laurie assumes definitely Lily's identity, goes to America where she marries a rich man, who becomes the Ambassador of USA in France. When Laurie returns to France, her past haunts her.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Brian De Palma
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

For once I believe you,

because you're just rotten enough.

- We're both rotten.

- And you are a little more rotten.

You got me to take care

of your husband for you...

...and you get security to take care

of Lola, maybe take care of me too.

And somebody else would have come

along to take care of the kidy for you.

That's the way you operated, baby.

Suppose it is? It's what you've got

cooked up for tonight any better?

I don't like that music anymore.

You mind if I close the window?

You can do better than that,

can't you baby?

Better try it again.

Maybe if I come a little closer?

How's this?

Think you can do it now?

Why didn't you shoot again, baby?

Don't tell me it's because you've been

in love with me all this time.

No. I never loved you Walter,

not you or anybody else.

I'm rotten to the heart,

I used you just as you said.

That's all you ever meant to me...

...until a minute ago.

- What the f*** are you doing?

Do you know what time it is?

Listen up.

At twenty two hundred...

...Wetsuit's down the hole

when the snake hits the carpet.

Security lifts the key.

I terminate the torpedoes.

You charm the Snake

into the stall.

Bait and switch.

At twenty two twenty...

Wetsuit turns

out the lights.

Glasses on.

I bag the snake.

Key in the bag.

Bag to the boat.

No radio unless absolutely necessary.

Code Red.

5 minutes to blackout.

Drop everything.

Walk away.

If the cops get you,

tell them the truth.

You know no one.

Got it?

Got it?

You have your passport?

The plane leaves tomorrow

at 0 seven hundred.

And remember,

no names and no guns!

Are you high?

Then stop dreaming, b*tch.

This isn't a game tonight.

People can die.

Now get moving.

You forget something?

Stepping onto the red carpet here is

Rgis Wargnier...

...the director of "East West"...

present tonight for

a special screening of his film...

...he is accompanied by

the producer Yves Marmion.

And the splendid actress

Sandrine Bonnaire.

On his right is Veronica...

...who is wearing an amazing top

in shape of a serpent.

It was especially designed

by Elli Medeiros.

And the reason why those young brawny

people in tuxedos are surrounding...

...the super model is that this piece

of jewelry is priceless.

Now, the people from Chopard

are telling me that this top...

...is actually adorned with

500 diamonds for...

...a total weight of 385 carats...

- Gee! That's worth a small fortune.

With an estimated value

of over 10 million dollars.

Check out that ass, man!

Look at those b*obs!

Worth ten million dollars!

Check out the way that slut moves,

f***, what is she on?

- I can't believe you did that!

- I'm sorry, I was looking at the girl.

Yeah, you were looking,

but you ruined my pants!

- What am I supposed to do now?

- Ok, I'll fix it.

You'd better f***ing

clean it up, man!

Regis, we must go,

they're waiting for us.

I just gotta go to the bathroom.

You know how it is for girls.

You come back?

One minute.

- At last!

- Here they are.

Okay, great. But look what you did

to my pants!

- I've got just the stuff to fix that.

- Then move your ass!

I've gotta piss too,

I'll be right back.

Give me the key!

Got a light?

- So have you got it?

- Got what?

We've got a problem.

Code red.

Do you hear me?

Code red, I repeat...

...a man is walking

into the ladies room.

Miss Veronica?

Ok baby, baby we gotta go...

Miss Veronica?

Are you alright?

The key's in the bag.

Get moving!

You'd better get out of here.


They stole the diamonds!


You said no f***ing guns!

They switched them

with the real! They're glass!

- Where's my f***ing passport?

- They're f***ing glass!

- You'd better kill me now, b*tch!

- Oh, shut the f*** up!

Call security!

You understand... dead!

I repeat... don't move!

Stay where you are!

Don't move!

Don't move or I'll shoot!


Hey, Racine!


Okay, we're here,

but what's going on?

That b*tch double crossed us.

She's got the diamonds!

Oh no. Where is she?

In Paris. She's got some girlfriend

in Belleville.


No, no. You don't understand.

I need a passport yesterday.

Did you get it?

What is it?

Hey! What the f*** are you doing?

Excuse me, madame...

...but I believe this is

a free country.

And I'm entitled to make

any picture of anything...

...and anyone I want

from my balcony.

Go f*** yourself!

Go to church.

Try to save your soul.

Got you!

My darling!

Yes, that's strange.

Yes, it's her.

Do you really think it's her?



But what is she doing?

Wait for us!

Lily! Wait!

- Wait, Lily!

- Charles De Gaulle. Hotel Sheraton.

Go and get the car.

What do you want?

Don't move!

Stay put! Right!

Take off your glasses...

Good. The light is perfect.

- Brought the money?

- Of course!

- Perfect for what?

- I need a picture for the passport.

I got you, f***ing b*tch!

Come on!

Before I snap

your double-crossing neck...

...just tell me one thing.

Where are...

...the diamonds?

Pay back time, b*tch!

Oh my god!

Don't touch her!

- Are you preparing the tea?

- Yes, of course.

Forget it!

- We should have done something.

- It's none of our business.

Oh right, you read two words

and she falls apart.

People die and

wills have to be read.

Did you see the look on her face?

And her hair?

- What has she done with her hair?

- I'm just a notary, damn it!

What if the kids and I were killed?

Would you give a damn what I left you?

When your gun disappeared,

I knew she would do something crazy.

- How do you know she stole it?

- Who else?

Go check on the tea.

Feeling better, Lily?

Excuse me,

but I don't understand...

Now, you just shut up, honey,

save your strenght.

You just have to rest.

You have suffered

a terrible tragedy...

...and you need time to get better,

you know.

And if you get the urge to do anything

silly, I want you to call me.

Before we leave...

I want you to answer

just one question.

Did you borrow Louis's gun?

Are you sure?

Okay, but if you come across it,

you'll tell me, won't you?


I'll turn the TV on

so you'll have company.

We'll be back tonight

with some dinner.

Drink your tea while it's hot.

Holly sh*t!

Ah, my god!

And if you could see the future

in a crystal ball...

...or in the palm of your hand,

or in a dream...

...would you change it?

So what should one think

of these phenomenon?

How can they be explained?

Is it really possible

to receive messages...

...from what one might call

the "hereafter"...

Could one be unconsciously gifted

with a perception power...

...which would allow us...

"I thought I could start over

in America.

My English is not so good,

but I'm a fast learner.

I even bought myself a ticket

but I lost it.

I can't live without

Thierry and Brigitte.

Forgive me, my God.

Allow us to be together again."

There's been a mistake. The computer

has sold the same seat twice.

I'm terribly sorry.

Could we accommodate you

in our first class cabin?

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Brian De Palma

Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. In a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his work in genres such as suspense, psychological thriller, and crime drama. His prominent films include mainstream box office hits such as Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), and Mission: Impossible (1996), as well as cult favorites such as Sisters (1973), Blow Out (1981), Body Double (1984), Carlito's Way (1993), Femme Fatale (2002) and Redacted (2007).De Palma is often cited as a leading member of the New Hollywood generation of film directors. His directing style often makes use of quotations from other films or cinematic styles, and bears the influence of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Jean-Luc Godard. His films have frequently garnered controversy for their violence and sexual content, but have also been championed by prominent critics such as Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael. more…

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