Brian De Palma's "Passion" tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Christine (Rachel McAdams)
possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power.
Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégé Isabelle (Noomi Rapace) is full of cutting-edge ideas that
Christine has no qualms about stealing. Christine takes pleasure in exercising
control over the younger woman, leading her one step at a time ever deeper into a game of seduction and manipulation,
dominance and humiliation. But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, war breaks out.
Based on the 2010 French film Love Crime, the final work from late director Alain Corneau, it follows two women competing
for power at a large conglomerate. The roles were played by Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier in the original
(highly recommended) film.