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.
Feb
17
2013

Some great new production stills, alongside a new poster, for “Dead Man Down” have been added to the gallery with many thanks to Marina for sending them in. Also, a new still from “Passion” has been added with many thanks to Lindsey. Edit: More stills from “Dead Man Down” have been added with many thanks to Daphne. There’s also a new poster from Italy and a new poster for “Passion” from Hong Kong.


Jan
27
2013

Many thanks to Lindsey for sending in two new production stills from the upcoming “Passion”. So far, the film has a theatrical release date for February 13 in France and Belgium, although most other European releases (including Germany and the Netherlands) have been postponed from February/March to May 2013. A US release date has not yet been announced.

Nov
10
2012

“Passion”, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams, will be released in Belgium and France on 13 February 2013 as well as in the Netherlands and Germany on 21 February 2013. After its world-premiere at the Venice Film Festival and screening in Toronto and New York, an American release date has not been set yet.

Oct
23
2012

Five new production stills from “Passion” have been added to the gallery, with many thanks to Lindsey for sending them in.

Sep
30
2012

The New York Times has written an interesting piece on “Passion” after its premiere at the New York Film Festival this week, also including a video interview with Brian De Palma. Three new stills from the film have been added to the gallery.

Sep
28
2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Canadian distributor Entertainment One has acquired the North American rights to Brian De Palma’s Passion from SBS Productions. Passion portrays a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. “Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace performances are captivating and De Palma delivers another great thriller that audiences have already embraced at Venice and Toronto,” David Reckziegel, president of eOne Films North America, said Friday. The deal was negotiated by ICM Partners along with SBS Productions’ Saïd Ben Saïd and Sejin Croninger, and Reckziegel for Entertainment One.

Sep
16
2012

Over the last couple of days, additional pictures of Noomi’s appearance at the Venice Film Festival have been added to the gallery. Check out the previews below. “Passion” also premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. Unfortunately Noomi didn’t attend (she’s still in London, as you can see in the next update), but her co-star Rachel McAdams was there. On September 29, “Passion” will be shown at the New York Film Festival.


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.