Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all ... See full summary »
Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all decide to rob a bank the following day. There's only one problem: Zed's call-girl, Zoe, just happens to work at the bank which is to be robbed! Written by
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Roger Avary shares his friend Quentin Tarantino's disdain for film schools. "Killing Zoe never would have happened had I stayed in film school," he says. "I went to film school for a while, and it was just a bunch of kids who's parents were paying for everything and decided on film because it was easier than med school. Nobody had any passion. The people with passion are all in the video stores. That's where Quentin and I got started, that's where we saw great movies that nobody else saw, and noticed the kinds of films people did see. If I had stayed in film school, I wouldn't have even attempted half of what I did with Killing Zoe. You can only do that sort of thing when you don't know nobody else ever has." See more »
When the robbers are in the back of the van handing out the masks, Eric is handed the same mask twice. See more »
Let me properly introduce you. That is Henri. He likes to be called Chim-chim but we don't always get what we like.
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The characters, events and institutions depicted in this motion picture are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons or junkies, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »
I love this movie. I just rented it again, and was not disappointed. Sure, it's bloody (Tarantino produced it) and nihilistic and all that, but it's also got a wonderful sense of anarchy that most films are afraid to commit too. As Emanuel Levy says in his book about independent cinema ("Cinema of Outsiders), "it promises to take off in unexpected directions but it's major distinction is it's gift for hysteria and pompous existentialism." It's all flash and blood and Julie Delphys breasts and guns and just a helluva lot of fun. Great out there performance by Jean-Hugues Anglade as the insane French bank robber and Eric Stoltz as the moral center (!?) of the madness. This film is even more fun when you've had a pint or two beforehand.
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