Dir: Paul Verhoeven
USA/France, 1992, 127min
Cast: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone never reveals everything, but… In her most twisted role as a bisexual crime novelist Catherine Tramell, whose work mirrors (or predicts) violence. She may also be a sociopathic criminal: Stone dances a deadly pas de deux with an equally troubled detective, portrayed by Michael Douglas. Their relationship spins through murders and deaths, whether the original case in question – who remembers the rock star killed early on? – or the myriad possible murderers, lovers or investigators caught and killed in the primal drive to survive. A morally complex film that treads the fine line between exploitation and satirical commentary, Verhoeven successfully teases the audience at his most Hitchcockian.
1992 Cannes Film Festival, In Competition
Paul Verhoeven, The Gutsy Provocateur
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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