Scott Thomas and Sagnier duel it out in Crime d'amour
by Fabien Lemercier
In the offices of a powerful multinational, a humiliated woman plans to take revenge on her superior. This is the subject of Alain Corneau’s 16th feature, Crime d'amour, which will start shooting in Paris next Monday.
The cast includes UK actress Kristin Scott Thomas (who stars in Catherine Corsini’s Leaving [+see also:
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Co-written by the director and Natalie Carter, the film centres on two women who work for the French subsidiary of a large US multinational. Isabelle (Sagnier) works under Christine (Scott Thomas) and while they appear similar and compatible, they are very different. They almost seem like lovers, but Christine manipulates Isabelle and steals her brilliant ideas, turning them to her own advantage.
A ruthless battle gradually breaks out between them. Christine exploits her position of authority and becomes cruel. Publicly humiliated and almost crushed, Isabelle prepares to take revenge.
Imaginative and calculating, she turns into a "perfect" murderer, adopting strange behaviour, blaming herself, devouring drugs, wandering aimlessly in the rain, going to see the same film twice, etc. In reality, she weaves the web of her murderous plot and an irrefutable way to emerge completely innocent.
The film, whose shoot will take place almost entirely in the Paris area (except for a few days in Le Mans) until November 20, will be lensed by DoP Yves Angelo. UGC will handle domestic distribution and international sales.
(Translated from French)
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