Welcome to Noomi Rapace Online, your premiere web resource on the Swedish actress. Best known for her performances as Lisbeth Salander in the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" film trilogy, "Prometheus" and the recent Indie hit "Lamb", Noomi Rapace has emerged as one of the most exciting European actresses of this decade. This unofficial fansite provides you with all latest news, photos, editorials and video clips on her past and present work.  Enjoy your stay and check back soon.
Sep
08
2012

Over 100 additional pictures of Noomi’s appearance at this year’s Venice Film Festival, to celebrate the world-premiere of Brian De Palma’s “Passion”, have been added to the gallery. More information, reviews and videos can be found below.


The first reviews are coming in as well. De Palma a la Mod has a wonderful collection of reviews that give more insight on the film. A few excerpts are below, please beware of spoilers. The Hollywood Reporter‘s Neil Young calls Passion a “convoluted Euro-thriller” that “represents a disappointingly anaemic stab at a comeback from Brian De Palma.” Young suggests that while the star presence of Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace should garner distribution in the U.S., the film is likely headed for cult status. Regarding Karoline Herfurth’s character, Young writes, “the emergence of Dani in the picture’s second half ranks alongside the script’s few welcome surprises.” Young adds, “By this point, however, proceedings have taken a wayward turn down some unfortunate dead-end alleyways. A grisly murder, the ensuing police investigation – featuring some blundering but impeccably Anglophone cops – and the questionable mental state of a key character are cues for De Palma and his veteran Spanish cinematographer José Luis Alcaine to unleash all manner of distorted lighting-effects and camera-angles.” Screen Daily‘s Lee Marshall feels that “De Palma glues together what feel like two different films in the remake [of Love Crime]: a female rivalry drama-thriller, and a murder mystery. And although the exercise carries an undertow of tongue-in-cheek pastiche, this is so inconsistently applied that if feels like an escape clause.” Marshall appreciates Donaggio’s score, “with its nods at seventies and eighties Italo genre fare,” but is unimpressed with the split-screen sequence, calling it “a waste of the technique, as there is little dramatic or thematic connection between what we see on each side of the split.” Marshall also writes that some of the dialogue provoked bursts of laughter during the press screening.

Additionally, two clips from the festival have been added to the video archive – the press conference (a compilation of about 15 minutes) and the premiere for the film. Regarding the press conference, please be aware of spoilers as well.

Sep
07
2012

Today, “Passion” has had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Noomi and director Brian De Palma were in attendance and a first batch of pictures have been added. The new albums includes images from the photocall, a sighting at Lancia Cafe as well as the film’s gala premiere. More pictures and videos will follow with the next update.


Aug
29
2012

“Passion” will be shown at the New York Film Festival on September 29, 2012. According to the NYFF, the De Palma trademarks are all present and deployed with coolly calculated abandon: a brilliant use of split screen; a confusion of identical twins; dreams within dreams; and shoes to die for. Many thanks to Lindsey for the heads-up.

Here’s the complete information on the film, according to NYFF: Brian De Palma exhibits great panache and a diabolical mastery of frequent, small surprises in his cinematically most ingenious movie since his magical comedy-of-coincidences, Femme Fatale. With tongue planted in cheek, or maybe not – it’s up to you to decide – De Palma turns French director Alain Corneau’s 2010 Love Crime into a droll, erotic tale of female competition. Noomi Rapace more than matches her performance in the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as the assistant to an unscrupulous advertising honcho (Rachel McAdams), who steals her ideas and acts as if it’s all good sport. It’s great fun until De Palma zeros in on the fury in Rapace’s eyes.

Aug
23
2012

A first teaser trailer for Brian De Palma’s “Passion” has been launched by the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film will be shown in competition this year. Although it’s a rather brief look at the film, it’s very exciting and mysterious, especially concerning the characters that Noomi and Rachel McAdams play. The trailer can be watched in the video archive. HD screencaptures have been added to the gallery.

Aug
17
2012

This evening, Noomi Rapace was awarded Best Actress for “Babycall” at the Amandaprisen, the Nordic Film Awards. “Babycall”, having received a total of seven nominations, also won Best Director Pal Sletaune. Kristofer Jonner, Noomi’s co-star in the film, was awarded Best Actor, although not for “Babycall” – for which he had received a supporting actor nomination – but for his leading performance in “Kompani Orheim”. Pictures from the awards ceremony have been added to the photo gallery with more to come.


Aug
17
2012

Over 900 DVD screencaptures of Noomi’s performance in the Norwegian thriller “Babycall” have been added to the photo gallery. My most sincere thanks to Alex for guiding the film to me. Thanks! Please note that these screencaptures feature spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the film, browse them at your own risk. Enjoy the new screencaptures.


Aug
15
2012

Over 700 DVD screencaptures of Noomi’s Hollywood debut in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” have been added to the gallery. Click the previews below to launch the album. Next, more videos from the film and its promotion will be added.


Aug
14
2012

Great news for today – “Passion” has been selected to be shown at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus) star in this fiendishly clever erotic thriller from master of suspense Brian De Palma. An exact premiere date hasn’t been announced yet, but there’s a more detailed synopsis on the film at the TIFF’s official website. Also, two new pictures have been released with the news, as you can see below. My thanks to Lindsey for the heads-up.

Aug
10
2012

Five cover stories featuring Noomi Rapace and “Prometheus” have been added to the gallery. The magazines come from Australia, Italy, Russia, Mexico and the USA. A complete list can be found below the previews.

Magazine Scans – 2012 – American Cinematographer (USA, July 2012)
Magazine Scans – 2012 – Cinemania (Mexico, July 2012)
Magazine Scans – 2012 – Total DVD Magazine (Russia, May 2012)
Magazine Scans – 2012 – Ciak Magazine (Italy, May 2012)
Magazine Scans – 2012 – Film Ink Magazine (Australia, April 2012)

Aug
10
2012

Nine additional production stills from “Prometheus” have been added to the gallery. Click the previews below to launch all latest additions.