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Patience Philips is a woman who just won’t stand up for herself -- and the world is more than willing to step all over her in return. A meek people-pleaser, she squanders her considerable artistic talent in a thankless job as a graphics designer for behemoth cosmetics company Hedare Beauty, a ‘youth and beauty at all costs’ conglomerate run by the tyrannical George Hedare and his icy supermodel wife, Laurel. In a fateful turn of events, Patience’s quiet life is forever changed when she overhears a conversation revealing that Hedare’s too-good-to-be-true new anti-aging product is...too good to be true. Caught in the wrong place at the worst possible time, Patience is murdered to keep Hedare’s secret safe. But all is not lost.
Laurel Hedare, Top Model for Hedare Beauty
Resurrected by mysterious forces, she awakens…and she doesn’t come back alone. Suddenly gifted with strength, agility and ultra-keen senses, she is no longer just Patience -- she is also Catwoman, a seductive creature delicately balancing on the dangerously thin line between good and bad. Her adventures begin as she goes on the prowl to settle a few scores and have herself some long overdue fun. But Catwoman’s exploits quickly complicate Patience’s burgeoning relationship with Tom Lone, a handsome cop dedicated to saving the good guys from the bad guys -- and the belief that there’s no gray area between the two. The detective is falling for Patience, but he can’t shake his fascination with the feline fatale who appears to be responsible for a string of crimes being committed throughout the city.
As her wild side breaks loose, the line between Patience and her untamed alter ego begins to blur -- and neither of them feel like playing by anyone else’s rules anymore. Sometimes you have to die to get a life...
The Catwoman character appeared in 1940 in the first Batman comic-book. Named « The Cat », this character has known many transformations. Here, while remaining the mythical creature of the comics, Catwoman enters here in the contemporary reality. Before to become this feline out of the common, Patience is a shy woman, timorous. If she always desired to obtain more from life without ever being able to reach it neither to ask for it, her new condition finally allows her, and she even use it with excess. After the continuation of her strange metamorphoses, she discovers out of her unexpected characters, sometims boring. Patience was timid and modest, Catwoman is daring and Sexy, a revival of the gender Jekyll and Hyde without any possible return.
A difficult relationship
Market Berry is not new to cinema and her name evokes another comics character, Storm, a mutant capable to transform a pretty small corner of sun in an incredible meteorological cataclysm surge in X-MEN (2000) and X-MEN 2 (2003). Meanwhile she was also playing Sharon Stone in THE FLINTSTONES (1994), she was Pierce Brosnan's partner in the twentieth James-bondian episode that was DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002). Halle received that year the best actress Oscar for MONSTER'S BALL (2001). Playing the inspector Tom Lone is Benjamin Bratt, the actor with americano-perivian origins, that was discovered in 1993 in the urban drama BOUND BY HONOR. Among his numerous interpretations, he was seen in sci-fo films like DEMOLITION MAN (1993) and RED PLANET (2000). Let's add to this fabulous CATWOMAN casting, the presence of Lambert Wilson, the French actor who was recently seen in MATRIX RELOADED (2003) and MATRIX REVOLUTIONS (2003) from the Wachowski brothers and the talented and always so beautiful Sharon Stone it is not necessary to introduce any more and that was famed by Paul Verhoeven's INSTINCT BASIC (1992).
To animate the feline contortions of Catwoman, Pitof was called. It is the second direction and the first American film of this brilliant French pioneer of the numerical imagery who began with VIDOCQ (2001). After he begins in 1979 as a assistant director and advertising film editor, he approaches the visual effect area in 1986 and works on Jeunet and Caro movies, DELICATESSEN (1991), THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN (1995). In 1997, he directs the second team of ALIEN RESURRECTION by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and wins the 2nd Imagina price for visual effects in this film.