A textbook case between the differences in French and American cinema, Brian DePalma’s remake of Alain Corneau’s final film, Love Crime, emphasizes the sleaze and downplays the brains. Or you could just blame this on specifically Brian DePalma who delights in doing this sort of thing. I was a very big fan of the icy precision of the original which starred über-controlling Kristin Scott Thomas and sizzling hot Ludivine Sagnier. I’m not saying that Corneau didn’t indulge occasionally in sending things into the gutter, but there was a lot of brains going on behind the actors performances, which I do not see in the below trailer. Also, I am rather less interested Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams as two competing corporate women than I was the original cast. But hey, nobody makes these kinds of films anymore for the multiplex, the last one being Atom Egoyan’s Chloe, which coincidentally enough, was also a remake of the french film Nathalie.