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Femme Fatale

Released 2002
Distributor Warner Bros.

In 2002, after a series of high profile, big budget studio thrillers, Brian De Palma returned to his more intimate and provocative roots with this through-the-looking-glass sex caper starring the ravishing  Rebecca Romijn and good-natured ladykiller Antonio Banderas. There are more twists and turns to the plot than a game of Mousetrap but, as with many other De Palma confections like The Fury, it’s his luxuriously hypnotic technique that rules the day.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.