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Shattered Image
Shattered Image
Actors: Anne Parillaud, William Baldwin, Lisanne Falk, Graham Greene, Bulle Ogier
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2000     1hr 42min

There are times when Raul Ruiz's maddening and mesmerizing film resembles a direct-to-video erotic thriller in which rampant clichés collide in scenes surreal in their straight-faced silliness. And there are moments when t...  more »


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Actors: Anne Parillaud, William Baldwin, Lisanne Falk, Graham Greene, Bulle Ogier
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Creators: Abby Stone, Barbet Schroeder, Bastiaan Gieben, Colleen Camp, Emmanuel Itier, Eric Sandys, Duane Poole
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/01/2000
Original Release Date: 12/04/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 12/04/1998
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Worth a look for fans of off-beat cinema
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The film is's best to watch it having no concept of what's going to happen, so I'm certainly not going to spill the beans, suffice to say it's a film sure to attract a cult following."
Worth a See! 3 1/2 stars!
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Even though this film is a bit slow-moving, it is worth a see! Anne Parrillaud seems to go back and forth between two dreams -- and the viewer tries to figure out which one is reality. I figured out what was going on before it ended -- so I won't give it away, but if you've ever wondered what it's like to be in a coma and come out of it -- then this film is worth the watch. From the point of view of someone who has been in a coma for 5-6 weeks and has come out of it, it's a scary place to be and this film is one of the only films that I think could give someone an idea of what the experience is like."
"Where does the dream end and reality begin?"
(3 out of 5 stars)

"In "Shattered Image," the line between reality and fantasy is blurred when two characters (both played by Anne Parillaud) start appearing in each other's dreams. Like the majority of actors in this movie (William Baldwin, Lisanne Falk, and Graham Greene), Parillaud plays dual roles: one being a weak young woman named Jessie Markham who recently married Brian (Baldwin) and is currently honeymooning in Jamaica with him; the other Jessie is a blunt hit woman who is hired to kill Conrad Reynolds (also played by Baldwin). Their lives begin to intertwine and mirror each other's as the movie progresses, cumulating in a somewhat predictable ending."Shattered Image" had the potential to be a good erotic thriller, but with a bad script and poor acting, it didn't quite make it that far. William Baldwin does make for pleasant eye candy, but I bought this movie mainly for Anne Parillaud, who I thought was terrific in "La Femme Nikita," playing a role similar to the one in this movie--an assassin. However, "Shattered Image" doesn't have as much appeal as "La Femme Nikita." In fact, I found very little appealing about this movie. It's long, complex, and hard to follow. I had to replay it a couple of times to really understand what was going on, and even now I'm not so sure I get it. Besides the cinematography, I can't find very much else worth praising about this movie. Unless you're a big fan of one of the actors or actresses, I'd skip this one."