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Dobermann (1997)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Yann Lepentrec dit Le Dob
Commissaire Sauveur Cristini
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
François Levantal ...
Ivan Merat-Barboff ...
Inspecteur David Silverberg
Stéphane Metzger ...
Olivier Brachet dit Sonia
Chick Ortega ...
Jacky Sueur dit Pitbull
Patrick Rocca ...
Commissaire Clodarec
Florence Thomassin ...
Roland Amstutz ...
Oncle Joe, vieux


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 <>

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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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Release Date:

18 June 1997 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Doberman  »

Box Office


FRF 33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 226,487 (Germany) (8 May 1998)


DEM 226,487 (Germany) (8 May 1998)

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


Inspecteur Sauveur Cristini: [One of his only lines spoken in English] Welcome to reality baby.
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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »


Dobermann (Bienvenue dans le chaos)
Written by Schyzomaniac
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if you like gangster cinema, you gonna love it!

Excellently assembled, beautiful criminal movie, maybe better than Tarantino projects. Despite fact, that plot is not so original, its very interesting. Nothing is here black and white, and even a cop can be really bad ass. Curious scenes are here as e.g throwing grenade in motorcyclist helmet or face friction on roadway. Very brutal scenes creates climate of story. this movie Shows inspirations from "Natural born killers". Fans of these movies will be satisfied. Also there's place for crazy humor. In general it's rig of good European gangster cinema. Its really worth to watch, cause there's not a lot good criminal/action movies like these. Besides i think it's good reason to admire great Monica Belluci ;)

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