AND TWO MORE 'PASSION' CLIPS FROM GERMANY
Thanks to Marina for letting us know about the YouTube video above, which features two clips from Brian De Palma's Passion, dubbed in German (the film opens in Germany May 2nd). [Slight spoilers in the rest of this paragraph.] The first clip is the "Call me never!" scene in which Rachel McAdams, stunningly gorgeous in robe and lingerie, angrily throws her phone across the room. The second clip is the crux of the whole piece, in which Noomi Rapace's Isabelle is humiliated in public by McAdams' Christine. The beautifully mournful Donaggio music juxtaposed with Isabelle's crying-on-the-inside laugh recalls similar moments in De Palma's two most recent previous features: The Black Dahlia, when Elizabeth Short wipes away tears to smile for the camera (and her cold, detached director); and the final scene in Redacted, which finds a soldier being swayed by the crowd to smile for the camera as a Puccini aria begins to swell underneath.
Between these two scenes, and the one posted yesterday, the film is really looking good to me (albeit dubbed in German). The Donaggio score as Karoline looks hurtfully through the window at the two lovers enjoying each others' company makes for a sublime moment of sadness, as well. Can't wait to see how it all fits together the way it was meant to be seen.
Speaking of which, Entertainment Weekly's "Summer Movie Preview" issue is out now, and it lists Passion for July, with an exact date to be announced. Here's the brief included by Grady Smith in the "Also Playing" sidebar for July:
"Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace each have a ruthless PASSION for success at an ad agency, and they'll do whatever (and whomever) it takes to get ahead in Brian De Palma's kinky thriller."