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Dobermann (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  18 June 1997 (France)
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The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris... See full summary »

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Cast

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Yann Lepentrec dit Le Dob
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Commissaire Sauveur Cristini
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Nathalie dit Nat la Gitane
Antoine Basler ...
Jean-Claude Ayache dit Moustique
Dominique Bettenfeld ...
Elie Frossard dit l'Abbé
Pascal Demolon ...
Inspecteur Lefèvre
Marc Duret ...
Inspecteur Baumann
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Manu
François Levantal ...
Léo
Ivan Merat-Barboff ...
Inspecteur David Silverberg
Stéphane Metzger ...
Olivier Brachet dit Sonia
Chick Ortega ...
Jacky Sueur dit Pitbull
Patrick Rocca ...
Commissaire Clodarec
Florence Thomassin ...
Florence
Roland Amstutz ...
Oncle Joe, vieux
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Storyline

The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who only has one goal: to catch Dobermann at any cost. Written by Michael Soderberg <fawlty@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence and language, and for drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »
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18 June 1997 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Doberman  »

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 226,487 (Germany) (8 May 1998)

Gross:

DEM 226,487 (Germany) (8 May 1998)
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Trivia

Gaspar Noé:  man making a doner kebab for Cristini See more »

Quotes

Yann Le Pentrec aka Dobermann: [shoving Cristini's head out of the high speed moving car onto the road] Free shave tonight
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Connections

Referenced in Kiss of the Dragon (2001) See more »

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Voices of Lust
Written by Schyzomaniac
Performed by Brune
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Violent, nihilistic. But so cool.
10 September 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

People have compared Dobermann to Tarantino's stuff, but I think it's much more similar to Luc Besson's Leon / crossed with Baz Luhrmann's direction in the opening of Romeo & Juliet.

Great comic-book angles and poses, larger-than-life characters, comic-book violence, Prodigy soundtrack.. Brilliant stuff.

Very cool theme, and great CGI opening credits (worth a mention on their own). I couldn't work out why Tcheky Karyo says about 3/4 of his lines in accented English, but who cares.

It's uncomplicated, violent, stylish mayhem, and it's great.


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