Femme Fatale 2002

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Femme Fatale ★★½ 2002 (R)

De-Palma's latest exercise in leering style over substance works because he does stunning, sparkling visuals so well, and because he uses Rebecca Romijn-Sta mos to show them off. She's Laure, a sleek jewel thief who, when we first see her, is seducing the diamond-encrusted bra off a supermodel at Cannes. Convolut ed heist-doublecross-mistaken-identity plot keeps the surprises coming often enough that you don't have much time to consider their plausibility as Laure goes from thief to grieving widow to ambassa dor's wife and back, while toying with pa parazzo Banderas. 112m/C VHS, DVD . FR Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Gregg Henry, Eriq Ebouaney, Edouard Montoute, Rie Rasmussen, Thierry Fremont; D: Brian De Pal ma; W: Brian De Palma; C: Thierry Arbogast; M: Ryuichi Sakamoto.