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Payoff (2003)

Gomez & Tavarès (original title)
Two dirty copies decide to extort a lord mobster using an account book they found during the investigation of a murder case.
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Paulina
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Tonton
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Etienne Chicot ...
Commissaire Cagnoty
Daniel Duval ...
Izenberg
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Silvio Baginorelli
Eléonora Donde ...
Catherine Gomez
Tony Amoni ...
St Jean, le Rasta
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Marco
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Nicolas Darochard
Tomasz Bialkowski
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In Marseille, the lazy and dirty police Detective Maxime "Max" Tavarès is assigned by Commissaire Cagnoty to work with Detective Carlos Gomez, who has just been transferred from Paris. Gomez has problem to accept the procedures of the corrupt Max and they investigate the apparent suicide of the accountant Lucino. The efficient Gomez finds a four leaf clover into Lucino's nose and they seek out his daughter, the stripper Paulina Lucino, and who might be the killer. They stumble with two criminals in front of her building and they arrest them. When a hit-man posing of lawyer kills the two men in the district, Gomez and Max conclude that there is an informer in the precinct. Meanwhile they contact Paulina and she asks for protection and a painting of her mother that is on the wall of her father's apartment. Meanwhile Max is pressed by the Internal Affairs to help in the investigation of his partner, who lives in a fancy and expensive house with his wife, two sons and his sister Gina and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$2,503,578 (France) (9 May 2003)
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On the news report on TV at the end, the French word "trafic" is written the English way in the middle of a sentence in French: "traffic de drogue". See more »

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Cool movie
3 May 2004 | by (Cologne, Germany) – See all my reviews

I never knew the French could make such cool movies. Laconic and violent, with obvious homages to the 1970s, "Gomez & Tavares" a.k.a. "Payoff" is full of action, blasts, and lots of fun. While the script may have some minor flaws around its edges (not grave though), this movie works just fine, with some fine acting, cool dialogue, excellent photography and brilliant editing (yes indeed!). The soundtrack (both the musical score and the sound effects track) deserves some a special mention for a job not just well done, but outstandingly done. This film looks and sounds much more expensive than it probably was. Even my girl-friend, The Brain, liked it, which I guess means that the movie is sort of smart. Never mind the signifier or the signified. This film is pure "parole". Enjoy.


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