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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

Quotes

Inspecteur Sauveur Cristini: Police that's what...
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Inspecteur Sauveur Cristini: ... THE POLICE
Inspecteur Sauveur Cristini: [to oliver noticing the car outside] You must've sucked alot of cocks to afford that... you must've sucked a whole line of cocks
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Connections

References The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Dobermann (Bienvenue dans le chaos)
Written by Schyzomaniac
Performed by Brune and Gaze
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Style and violence drive this okay tale of crazed bank robbers hunted by an even crazier cop
14 December 2005 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

The plot is simple, Dobermann and band of bank robbers are hunted by the police as they plan and execute a robbery. What they don't count on is that a crazed policeman is on their tail and will stop at nothing to stop them. The dialog is witty, the film making flashy, and the violence is brutal. So why don't I like this more? Lets face it this film exists simply to look cool and so the film makers could shoot things. The film looks great and the gunfights and the action sequences are mind blowing, the problem is that despite some witty dialog the film is rather dull when things aren't being blown up. I got to a point where I was reaching for the remote to get to speed to the next bit of action. Thats not a good sign.

Should you see this movie? If you like big action sequences with lots of guns blazing, absolutely. You might also want to check this out to see one of the great screen villains as represented by the crazed cop who is hunting the gang. He will stop at nothing to get his man including giving a grenade to a baby.

6 out of 10, great action and style takes the place of plot and character development.


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