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"No backstabbing. Just business"
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.3  (23,639)
  • 53

Passion is a 2012 thriller psychological movie directed by Brian De Palma and starring Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, and Karoline Herfurth. The story follows Christine Stanford (Rachel McAdams) and Isabelle James (Noomi Rapace) two advertising executives who work together in a German advertising agency. Christine is the successful ad executive with a cutthroat personality, while Isabella is her dedicated assistant who has a talent for creating unique ad campaigns. The story revolves around these two characters as they juggle their personal and professional lives.

The story opens with a scene from a successful ad campaign created by the duo of Christine and Isabella. Christine takes all the credit for the campaign and convinces Isabelle to give up all the credit. In the following scene, we are introduced to Dani (Karoline Herfurth), a new employee at the firm who becomes Isabella's protégé. Dani and Isabella develop a close working relationship, which creates friction between Christine and Isabella. The group's dynamic changes when Isabella presents her ideas to the board, and they are met with rejection.

The rejection of her ideas sends Isabella spiralling into a state of depression, which opens up the narrative for the film. Isabella begins to have vivid dreams, which she then presents as an idea for a new ad campaign. Christine is not impressed by the idea and discards it. However, Isabella's dreams turn out to be a hit, which sets off a string of events.

The film takes a twisted turn as Isabella's dreams become a reality, and she becomes a victim of corporate espionage. The two women find themselves in a heated battle that culminates in a shocking twist that flips the narrative on its head.

The central theme of the movie is focused on the rivalry between Christine and Isabella. The two women have different personalities that are evident in the way they carry themselves in the movie. Christine is ruthless, cunning and manipulative, while Isabella is vulnerable, caring and hardworking. Their dynamic strengthens throughout the movie until Isabella's vision takes centre stage. The dream sequences in the movie are beautifully shot and serve as fantastic catalysts for the storyline.

One aspect that stands out in the movie is the incredible performances by Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. Both actresses embody their characters' personalities perfectly, and they are convincing in their roles. McAdams shines as the antagonist who is unapologetic about her actions, while Rapace provides emotional depth to her character.

The movie's cinematography and editing are impressive, adding suspense and intensity to the storyline. The use of sound and music creates a particular mood, which heightens the tension in the movie. The use of high-contrast lighting in specific scenes sets an eerie and unsettling mood for the audience.

In conclusion, Passion is a movie that offers a thrilling narrative, and the chemistry between the lead actresses is undeniable. The movie offers an excellent mix of suspense, intrigue and psychological drama, making it a must-watch for anyone interested in the genre.

Passion is a 2012 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 53.

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    5.3  (23,639)
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