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The Ax (2005)
"Le couperet" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  2 March 2005 (France)
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A chemist (Garcia) loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Garcia ...
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Geordy Monfils ...
Maxime Davert
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Raymond Machefer
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Etienne Barnet
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Inspecteur Kesler
Olga Grumberg ...
Iris Thompson
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Dieudonné Kabongo ...
Quinlan Longus (as Dieudonné Kabongo Bashila)
Jean-Pierre Gos ...
Garagiste
Vanessa Larré ...
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Serge Larivière ...
Inspecteur Police
Jeanne Savary ...
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Storyline

Bruno Davert, a chemist working for a paper company, is fired. After three years he's still unemployed, too much competition for the few job position he could fit in his sector. He sent tons of resumes, he attended many qualifying courses, he tried everything but there is nothing to do: no job for him in the industry. The only healthy company in the sector is "Arcadia", but joining it is just an impossible dream. At this point Bruno is desperate. What he could do: to kill all the competitors? Could he? Written by 1felco

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Some people would die to get (him) this job. [Scandinavian DVD.]


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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$13,795 (Chile) (30 June 2006)

Gross:

$13,795 (Chile) (30 June 2006)
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Ads on billboards in background were created by the director's friend photographer Oliviero Toscani. See more »

Quotes

Gérard Hutchinson: Vous savez, au bout de cinq ans de chômage on est devenu... non, comment on dit en français?
Bruno Davert: Has-been.
Gérard Hutchinson: Ah oui, voilà, has-been.
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Hitchcockian
26 June 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I completely disagree with the reviewer who called this a'TV movie'. it's anything but... (did he see it on a TV screen?). It's a thriller that actually deserves to be called by that over-used adjective 'Hitchcockian' as we gradually identify more and more what the lead character who starts off as what, a hit-man, a serial-killer? As we get into his motives and hit and miss way of carrying them out together with unrelated encounters with the cops we are willing, despite ourselves, that he will succeed. Why does this not have a US distributor yet? I saw it with an appreciative crowd in Paris earlier this year. Jose Garcia who I last saw overdoing it in a so-so comedy called APRES VOUS is very good as the ordinary guy pushed to the limit and Karen Viard also always watchable as his blandly oblivious wife, who also becomes involved via a different set of crimes involving their family.


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