Roberto Succo (2001)

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In the 80's Roberto Succo an Italian serial killer met a young girl in France. He's running away from his country because he killed his parents during an argument and the "carabinieri" are chasing him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dell'Isola ...
Viviana Aliberti ...
Swiss teacher
Estelle Perron ...
Leyla Sassi ...
Catherine Decastel ...
Olivia Carbonini ...
Girl at the Etna
Basile Vuillemin ...
Brigitte Raul ...
Child's mother
Marius Bertram ...
Cab driver
Aymeric Chauffert ...
Vincent Dénériaz ...
Philippe Bossard ...


'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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16 May 2001 (France)  »

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During the police pursuit in Switzerland, Succo exhibits some Swiss banknotes. However, this banknote serie has been progressively put in circulation in the mid 90's, a few years after Succo's death. See more »

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Conducive to nightmares
17 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Cedric Kahn's films have been character-based, rather than action-based (I'm thinking of L'Ennui and Feux rouges) so it is jarring to see this series of really expert car chases interspersed with some plodding attempts to give character to Succo. I don't find Stefano Cassetti to be an interesting actor; he reminds me of pro athletes who are coaxed into movies, like Bret Favre. That blank stare looks like a really vicious deer caught in the headlights. A real actor would have forced us to reflect more on Succo's personality, rather than admiring his skill at carjacking.

The little acting there is comes mainly from Isild le Besco as the needy schoolgirl Succo takes by storm. The interview at the police office is a marvel of bland obstinacy with a little fear of the future blended in. Le Besco apart, there is little to recommend this film.

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