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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 birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.