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 »
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 <email@example.com>
I'd never heard of this movie until I got my hands on a PAL-converted copy from my local cult video store. All I can say is, Damn. From the CGI Doberman relieving himself on the main credits all the way to the violent ending, this movie held my interest in an almost hypnotic fashion.
The Dobermann is a bank robber in Paris who employs a variety of high tech weapons and hopped-up lackeys to help him. He is being chased by a corrupt, amoral cop who'd rather see him dead then arrested.
This is a glorious, flashy, over the top piece of filmmaking which deserves to be seen by a wider audience. As much as I hate to say this, because they'll probably ruin it, someone should put Quentin Tarantino onto this movie, or at least give us an American video release. The PAL copy I viewed, from Tartan Video in the UK, had white subtitles that tended to vanish at times. This is a minor problem, though, as most of the dialogue is secondary to the action.
If you can find a copy, and you're not too squeamish or prudish, seek this out!
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