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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Stars: Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Nadia Farès
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Director: Christophe Gans
Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Jérémie Renier
Renegade (2004)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Alledged wayward adolescent Louisiana gentleman Michael 'Mike' Blueberry is dumped by his family with a Wild West uncle. The brute's only 'motivation' is a stick. After a nearly fatal ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Kounen
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Michael Madsen, Juliette Lewis
Crime | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Moles threaten to foil a team of secret agents' plan.

Director: Frédéric Schoendoerffer
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, André Dussollier
Sheitan (2006)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A group of youngsters go out to a disco In Christmas Eve and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of pure insanity.

Director: Kim Chapiron
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Olivier Barthelemy, Roxane Mesquida
The Apartment (1996)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance, he seems to have seen Lisa, his greatest love, in a cafe. Max forgets everything,... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Mimouni
Stars: Romane Bohringer, Vincent Cassel, Jean-Philippe Écoffey
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Pasquale is a policeman in Roma. During a roundup he meets Desideria. He/she is a transsexual, living together with other two trans , Gaia and Gioia. But overall Desideria is an old friend ... See full summary »

Director: Carmine Amoroso
Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The torpedo BB and his psychopath right hand Melvin has a plan of robbing a former opera singer for one of his beloved rare fishes and sell it back to him. The opera singer is in love with Myrtille, but is also a crook.

Director: Hervé Hadmar
Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci, Dominique Pinon
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Seemingly unrelated events connect several people: a young wounded soldier, a nurse, a failed comedian, and a murderer.

Director: Nicolas Boukhrief
Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Vincent Cassel, Julie Gayet
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu
Stressati (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Mauro Cappelloni
Stars: Gianmarco Tognazzi, Eliana Miglio, Daniele Liotti
Edit

Cast

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
...
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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

18 June 1997 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Доберман  »

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 226,487 (Germany) (8 May 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Ocean's Twelve (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Dobermann (Bienvenue dans le chaos)
Written by Schyzomaniac
Performed by Brune and Gaze
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
All out onslaught
23 January 1999 | by (Hilversum, Holland) – See all my reviews

Most movies portray comic book characters as farcical and ultimately silly people in tight fitting spandex. The films are often a joke. It is amazing how Hollywood could, for example, make a total wimp out of Batman. This film is French, and made by the man who did Vibroboy. This is an example of how films should be made: this is an Auteur-film! Everything in the movie is morally deplorable, and therefore right on the money! Dobermann is not supposed to be sympathetic to begin with! The violence is explicit and highly stylized, but still gripping: the scene where the detective's head is scraped across the road is amazing. What do people expect: this movie is for a hard-boiled audience, and others can check out Disney if they want likeable characters and happy endings. If, on the other hand, you like a movie with balls and one that is not afraid to show sex and violence in the extreme with wonderfully weird characters and a director who knows his business, then you should see this and be amazed, from the opening scene until the final credits. A great film.


14 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Smiliar movies? the_fisher_king
It's a cult-classic for me!!! dolphlundgren
Any chance this ever gets to DVD in USA? rodpqr
A True Modern Grindhouse Cult Movie!!! rui-immortal
Hi *beep* on a Cahiers du cinema tom-1779
Subtitles CWP-
Discuss Dobermann (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?