Dangerous Liaisons meets Working Girl in this deliciously caustic tale of office politics. Starring Kristin Scott-Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier as mentor and ingénue respectively, Crime d’amour is a remorseless clash of two competing egos.
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Another example where good performances allow a film to hold your interest,despite being slow moving,predictable and a bit improbable.
Looks like the writers were eager to have a murder to do just that.
It's shame that "Love Crime" doesn't live up to the promise of its first hour, which is actually rather riveting. Ultimately, the film leaves behind its sapphic tension and boardroom politics to become a standard potboiler/"who dun it?" mystery. The denouement is predictable at best but Ludvine Sagnier and Kristin Scott Thomas both give superb performances, and I can't wait to see what De Palma does with his remake.
I thought this was so so so bad. Every scene that takes place in the offices of the film's multinational corporation is laughably unrealistic, it's obvious the writer did zero research on how such offices go about doing business.
A much better film than the horrible remake from Brian De Palma, Love Crime works best when all of the pieces are falling together in the third act. There are no surprises here, but viewers should enjoy seeing just how a grand plan is executed (no pun intended) to perfection.
Ludivine Sagnier and Kristin Scott Thomas are both excellent in the lead roles.
watched this back to back with depalma's version. both great in their own right. fascinating how they converge and diverge along the way. actually overall prefer depalmas but that is maybe because we watched it first.