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Killing Zoe (1993)

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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Zed
Martin Raymond ...
Cab Driver
Eric Pascal Chaltiel ...
Bellboy
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Zoe
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Claude
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Francois
Kario Salem ...
Jean
Elise Renee ...
Patchoo (as Elise Renée)
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Martina
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Concierge (as Ron Jeremy Hyatt)
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ...
Bank Manager (as Gian Carlo Scandiuzzi)
Gérard Bonn ...
Assistant Bank Manager (as Gerard Bonn)
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Storyline

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 Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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Rated R for strong violence and language, plentiful drug use and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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September 1994 (USA)  »

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Crack Brain  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$418,953 (USA)
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Trivia

Jean-Hughes Anglade wasn't the only one to greatly enjoy the production. Cinematographer Tom Richmond has said, "Killing Zoe is one of the two most fun work experiences I've ever had, the other being Little Odessa (1994). Those are the two movies I've made that are closest to my sensibilities. Killing Zoe is the only movie I've ever done that finished early." See more »

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Shadow of the camera visible on the ground during the opening titles. See more »

Quotes

Zed: Sometimes you just need the honesty and security of a whore.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Dirties (2013) See more »

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La Chansonnette
Music by Philippe-Gérard
Lyrics by Jean Drejac
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An overlooked bloody gem.
6 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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