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Amanda Weber
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Alex
Tom Novembre ...
Victorien
Dominique Lavanant ...
Catherine 'Karen' Dariller
Sophie Moyse ...
Delphine
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Julie
Héléna Manson ...
Madame Sackman, la directrice du musée
Hervé Pauchon ...
Tony
Charles Varel ...
Norbert, le chauffeur du car
Maxime Leroux ...
Le docteur Arms
Sylvie Joly ...
Edna
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Stanislas Gautier
Michel Varille ...
Le petit ami de Tony
Antoine Mayor ...
Tintin
Dominique Zardi ...
Le gardien
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Amanda Weber is a museum employee. Her nephew, Victorien, who feels that wild animals should not be kept in zoos, has been murdered, and she seeks to find out why and how. She knows that Victorien was witness to a mysterious government project where 50 tourists were killed by an unknown poison gas, and the bus they were travelling in was found at the bottom of a lake. Alex, a callous government assassin who is having marital problems with his wife Delphine, has orders to kill anyone who knows about the cover-up of that project, and Amanda soon becomes his target. Written by Polly_Kat

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21 October 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I don't know what to think about Mocky. He's of the same generation as Truffaut and Chabrol, yet never found a mass audience. One of his films, Snobs, is listed in the Time Out film guide, so at least he was spotted by one critic. Mocky is an anarchist within the French film industry: he flails around, shooting at targets on the right and left, not hitting much.

Deneuve, Bohringer, Novembre, and Scott-Thomas all are pretty stiff here, not knowing what they're supposed to do. The story is a mess; why is Bohringer shooting all those people with a handgun equipped with silencer? Why the long bus tour, which seems to go nowhere? Why does Catherine Deneuve wear that silly wig, which makes her look so frumpy? Why am I watching this?


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