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Assassin(s) (1997)

 -  Drama | Crime  -  14 May 1997 (Belgium)
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Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ...
Mr. Wagner
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Max
Mehdi Benoufa ...
Mehdi
Robert Gendreu ...
Mr. Vidal
Danièle Lebrun ...
Max's Mother
François Levantal ...
Inspector
Karim Belkhadra ...
Watchman
Roland Marchisio ...
Wood (victim)
Félicité Wouassi ...
Nurse
Nicolas Boukhrief ...
Frère de Mehdi
Donat Vidal-Revel ...
Journalist
Philippe Neunreuther ...
Luxury car (victim)
Christophe Rossignon ...
Chauffeur de voiture accident
Pascal Ondicolberry ...
Supermarket (man)
Agnès Akopian ...
Cashier 1
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Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor. Written by Anonymous

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Toute societe a les crimes qu'elle merite.

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Mathieu Kassovitz developed this movie from his third short film, _Assassins (1992)_, which also told the story of a youth who gets a lesson in murder by a professional assassin. However, the title of the 2-hour version was changed to "Assassin(s)" because of the Richard Donner film Assassins (1995) that came out between the two. See more »

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After the end credits there's a brief coda showing Mr. Wagner and Mehdi arguing while sitting on a park bench. See more »

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Good, but it's not "La Haine"
23 December 1998 | by (Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

Mathieu Kassovitz has directed one of the best movies ever (La Haine) ; a movie about gangs. This time, he comes back with a film about contract killers: Assassin(s). Kassovitz has done a very good directing job, and he is a very good actor too, but the violence is so intense in this film that it becomes unendurable to watch it.

The film is about an old contract killer who teaches his job to a young boy and who wants him, eventually, to take over the business. This isn't a very entertaining movie, it‘s pretty hard to watch, it's violent, horrifying and it has a total lack of humor. It is inspired a lot by : "C'est arrivé près de chez vous " (Man Bites Dog), which was a much better film with a lot more humor. The movie wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either...let's just say it was good.


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