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.
Completely unbelievable film. There was barely any explanation of what the business did, apart from the fact that they like to draw on Cairo's extensive selection of 'local sub contractors'. A fairly trivial workplace problem implodes unnecessarily. Poor acting, contrived plot – the producers should have sub contracted this project elsewhere, preferably locally.
a watchable, but unmemorable, update on hitchcockian rivalry. broad and obvious as a critique of corporate scheming and too male gaze-y to work as a story of unrequited lust. thomas and sagnier are both great, but the latter's "swimming pool" rocked the same mojo with more sexiness and sophistication.
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.