'Femme Fatale'

Brian De Palma directed this uneven, outlandish 2002 thriller starring Rebecca Romijn — then known as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos — as Laure Ash, a thief who steals $10 million worth of diamonds off of a beautiful supermodel attending a premiere at the Palais du Cinema by seducing her in the restroom of the theater. Though the robbery in “Femme Fatale” supposedly takes place at the 2001 festival, the film being premiered is “East-West,” which was unveiled in the 1999 edition of Cannes. So De Palma re-created the premiere, with the film’s director, Régis Wargnier, and star, Sandrine Bonnaire, on hand as themselves.
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