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La sirène rouge (2002)

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Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, ... See full summary »

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Anita
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Eva
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Koesler
Alexandra Negrão ...
Alice
Edouard Montoute ...
Oliveira
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Vitali
Johan Leysen ...
Travis
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ...
Lucas
Carlo Brandt ...
Vondt
François Levantal ...
Sorvan
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Dominique Bettenfeld ...
Mitja
Antonio Calpi
João Pedro Cary ...
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Celia Charpentier
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Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, determined to find her dad whom she claims lives in Portugal. The police believe he is dead and that Alice is in denial. Nonetheless, they dispatch Anita, an Italian police officer on loan to the French, to find Alice and bring her back. Meanwhile, Eva has launched her own paramilitary force to hunt for Alice, and Alice has found a protector in Hugo, an ex-soldier turned hit man and gang member. He promises to get her to her father. All roads lead to a small town on the Portuguese coast. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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21 August 2002 (France)  »

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In the original story from the book, Toorop (J-M Barr) is armed with a Steyr AUG 77. In the movie he is armed with a Sig 552. See more »

Goofs

When Alice fires her handgun (a semi-automatic) even tho shot in slow-motion, the slide doesn't move back. This is a simple identifiable function of this sort of weapon which is shot in slow-mo intentionally in many other films for it's dramatic effect. Instead, Alice jerks the weapon back as if it were fired, and the target is magically struck by a bullet that could not have come from Alice's gun. See more »

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Vondt: You cannot endanger your whole organization for that kid. You have to concentrate on preserving what's essential.
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Oedipus action thriller
5 July 2008 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

This could have been a far better film than it was. It had a number of strengths: good script, excellent directing, good score and sound editing, good character development, etc.

However, it had one glaring fault that kept it from reaching its potential: the two leads couldn't act. If an actor's emotional range is say an octave, these two could only sing two notes. The supporting actress (detective) had about three. Together they had the dynamism of drying paint.

Despite this failure in casting this is still a good movie worth watching. It just could've been better. Its other strengths both redeem and save it. Even the Oedipal moment that was obviously coming, and one secretly cringed at its coming, when it finally came seemed a natural and just denouement.

One last observation: some may criticize the military tactics, i.e. speed of the attack; remember, this is make believe, not a training film. One might as well criticize the magic Hollywood guns that have far more bullets than any single clip will ever hold.


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