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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

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Yann Lepentrec dit Le Dop
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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

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

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

Jan Kounen:  man trapped in the bank doors 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

Features Gisèle Kérozène (1990) See more »

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Written by Liam Howlett
Performed by The Prodigy
Live Guitars by Lance Riddler
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2 June 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I didn't find much about this movie I like. This is clearly style over substance. It draws it's inspiration from "Natural Born Killers" and "From Dusk till Dawn" much too clearly. The violent couple, the showdown in a hellish club, the over-the-top violence of course, the characters (gung-ho priest included? Check! The cop who's worse than Satan himself? Check!),... It wouldn't annoy me that much, if it weren't done so half-heartedly. The characters are so 1 dimensional it's not even funny anymore. I just couldn't give a damn about ANY of the characters on screen. Most notably: Inspector Christini, the "bad-ass cop". His behavior by the end of the movie is totally out of line and completely unbelievable. The acting is plain awful. It's meant to be cool, but ended up to be just silly and stupid. In one particularly cringe-worthy scene, one of the baddies watches some TV with scenes of a lion killing a zebra - horrendous overacting ensues. Dialogue? Umm... Let's just leave it at that, OK? To sum it up: Dobermann is pretty much a fashion victim of 90s film-making. It contains all the stereotype characters and clichés you'd expect from that era of film-making without adding anything original. And the worst part of it? It's absolutely predictable and therefore boring as heck. 2 eye-candy points for Monica Bellucci, 1 point for a very nasty fart joke, 1 point for effort and 1 because I would have loved it, if I was still 13.


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