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Rie Rasmussen and Grauman's Chinese Theatre Tuesday 8th November 2011 AFI Fest 2011 Premiere Of The Artist Hollywood, California

Rie Rasmussen and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Rie Rasmussen and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Rie Rasmussen and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Rie Rasmussen and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Rie Rasmussen and Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Femme Fatale Review


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A soap-opera quality twist in the last 20 minutes of Brian De Palma's erotic noir thriller "Femme Fatale" almost puts the kibosh on what is otherwise a sumptuous work of B-movie imagination.

From its complex, spectacularly executed and near-silent opening-act heist -- in which a beautiful, sexy, icy-tough thief (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) lifts a diamond-encrusted, barely-there bustier off a director's arm-candy date at the Cannes Film Festival -- to the anti-heroine's later seduction and set-up of an unsuspecting Paris paparazzi (Antonio Banderas) for her own kidnapping, this picture is an engrossingly elaborate and stylish affair.

Romijn-Stamos gives a highly charged, chameleonic performance as Laure, an American con artist who is forced to disappear after the jewelry pinch goes bad and she double-crosses her partners in the crime. Mistaken, in a far-fetched coincidence, for a young widow (also played by Romijn-Stamos) who is suicidal over the deaths of her husband and daughter, she swipes her look-alike's passport, posses as a French girl and meets a multi-millionaire (Peter Coyote) on a flight to America.

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