It initially appears that young Isabelle is manipulated by her high-ranking boss and mentor, Christine. However, the tables are nastily turned when Isabelle is dispatched to Cairo to negotiate an important deal, and becomes unexpectedly cunning. A devilish satire on power and eros in the executive suite, and an exploration of relations between women in the modern global workplace.
France, 2010, 106 minutes, in French with English subtitles
“A delicious thriller that gets under the skin à la All About Eve, albeit with a twist: The craft here is still theater, but of the workplace rather than the stage.” – John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
“The movie is called Love Crime. But its hidden message has more to do with business than with passion. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Especially one in a power suit, who knows how to work a room.” – Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
“Brings to mind Working Girl and The Devil Wears Prada – but it has delightful differences only the French could conjure up, plus a musical soundtrack from jazz saxophone great Pharoah Sanders.” – V.A. Musetto, The New York Post