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'Kurt' claims to be a sales rep. He also claims to be English in spite of his heavy Italian accent. Kurt is an habitual liar and a dangerous driver, at the very least. In the south of ... See full summary »

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Patrick Dell'Isola ...
Thomas
Viviana Aliberti ...
Swiss teacher
Estelle Perron ...
Céline
Leyla Sassi ...
Cathy
Catherine Decastel ...
Patricia
Olivia Carbonini ...
Girl at the Etna
Basile Vuillemin ...
L'enfant
Brigitte Raul ...
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Marius Bertram ...
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Aymeric Chauffert ...
Aelaunay
Vincent Dénériaz ...
Denis
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Philippe Bossard ...
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'Kurt' claims to be a sales rep. He also claims to be English in spite of his heavy Italian accent. Kurt is an habitual liar and a dangerous driver, at the very least. In the south of France he meets Léa, age 16. Between his increasingly strange dates with Léa, Kurt engages in a number of armed robberies, some successful, some not... The police are perplexed by a series of crimes including disappearances and a murder. They conclude that they are dealing with a madman... After he proposes, Léa breaks up with Kurt. The attempt to find a new girlfriend leads to a shooting by Kurt, now calling himself André. Léa's information identifies Kurt/André as Roberto Succo, psychiatric patient and parental murderer. The police hunt for Roberto covers three countries. Written by David Carless

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The movie is set in the late-1980s, but when the policemen are looking for clues in a victim's house we see Andrea Bocelli's CD "Romanza" which was published in 1997. See more »

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Good, but no match for Harry, Bernie and Man Bites Dog.
11 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

ROBERTO SUCCO is a good movie, especially when considering the fact that it's based on a true story. But if you want to watch a real, disturbing 'serial killer movie' like only the French can make (meaning character driven and néo-realiste), check out HARRY UN AMI QUI VOUS VEUT DU BIEN ("with a friend like harry" in english), C'EST ARRIVÉ PRÈS DE CHEZ VOUS ("man bites dog") and BERNIE. Also, if you can find it, see SEUL CONTRE TOUS ("i stand alone") by Gaspar Noé.

SUCCO just doesn't have the intensity and the tension that those movies have. But it has its moments. The minimaliste direction and the outstanding performance of Stefano Cassetti make it an enjoyable ride after all. But again, it just can't compete with HARRY.


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