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The Circle (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 11 August 2006 (USA)
A frantic young woman begs a stranger to help save her marked husband, not realizing that the stranger is the hit man hired to kill him. Experimental digital movie shot entirely in one take and in real time.




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Hilga (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
Motel Owner
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Stan is a hit man hired by the mobster Dad to kill Rick, the husband of Jay. While waiting for his final instructions from Dad in a low budget hotel, Stan is visited by Jay, who begs for the life of Rick. He breaks his own rules and explains that only Dad may break his contract, and Jay decides to visit Dad in his night-club to claim for Rick's life. After meeting Dad, Jay comes back home to Rick, when secrets are disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One Shot Is All It Takes...


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Release Date:

11 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gyilkos kör  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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During the driving sequence, shadows of the camera and its operator are visible beside the car numerous times. See more »


Jay: I'm scared of you.
Stan: You're scared of me?
Jay: Why are you wearing one glove?
Stan: I lost the other one.
Jay: That's scary to me.
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References Charade (1963) See more »


Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Angela Bettis
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A Masterpiece
22 January 2008 | by (Nice, France) – See all my reviews

This film was recommended to me by an old friend who knows and loves movies. He said -- this is something special. He was right. The film is a real masterpiece. Everything in it, the story, the direction, the acting is first class. And very entertaining, too! But what makes it really special is, of course, that it has no montage -- it was shot without edits. Amazing! The French DVD gives a good transfer, but the subtitles are not always in sync with the images. Not a big problem if you understand English, of course. Oh and another thing -- Scott Cohen is very sexy and interesting. I love this film and recommend it to anyone who loves cinema.

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