English title

The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.
Original title PASSION
Director Brian De Palma
Sales Agent SBS Productions, Wild Bunch
Genre Thriller
Year 2012
Delivery status Completed
Date of availability Winter 2012
Technical Information
Language English | German
Duration 100
Color or B&W Color
Image ratio 1.85
Sound format SR-SRD + 5.1 uncompressed
Script Natalie Carter, Brian De Palma
Producer Saïd Ben Saïd
Production Companies SBS Productions
Distributors ARP Sélection
Cast Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth
An erotic thriller in the tradition of "Dressed To Kill" and "Basic Instinct", Brian de Palma's PASSION tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Christine possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power. Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégée Isabelle is full of cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing. They're on the same team, after all... Christine takes pleasure in exercising control over the younger woman, leading her one step at a time ever deeper into a game of seduction and manipulation, dominance and humiliation. But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine's lovers, war breaks out. On the night of the murder, Isabelle is at the ballet, while Christine receives an invitation to seduction. From whom? Christine loves surprises. Naked she goes to meet the mystery lover waiting in her bedroom...
Rachel McAdams
Noomi Rapace
Karoline Herfurth
Paul Anderson
Rainer Bock
Benjamin Sadler
Awards & Festivals
Nominated for the Special Jury Prize - Venice Film Festival (Brian De Palma) in 2012
Nominated for the Golden Lion - Venice Film Festival (Brian De Palma) in 2012
Nominated for the Silver Lion for Best Director - Venice Film Festival (Brian De Palma) in 2012

Press Quotes
With PASSION, duel of women with a violent sensuality, Brian de Palma signs at 72 one of his most beautiful movies.
Le Monde
Successful come-back as « Passion » is a piece which doesn’t stop surprising while it offers the best of the director’s obsessions.
Ecran Large