13 Tzameti (2005)

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Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sébastien (as Georges Babluani)
Pascal Bongard ...
Le maître de cérémonie
Fred Ulysse ...
Nicolas Pignon ...
Le parrain
Vania Vilers ...
Christophe Vandevelde ...
Olga Legrand ...
Mme Godon
Augustin Legrand ...
Jo Prestia ...
Pierre Bléreau (as Joé Prestia)
Philippe Passon ...
Jean-François Godon
Djalalli Amouche ...
Serge Chambon ...
Melchior Aquino ...
Nouredine Ameur ...
Mr. Meyer


Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his destination, Sebastian falls into a degenerate, clandestine world of mental chaos behind closed doors in which men gamble on the lives of others men. Written by Anonymous

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$121,390 (USA) (10 November 2006)

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"Tzameti" is the Georgian word for thirteen. See more »


A man places a bet on # 7 when in scene previous he's visible dead on the floor. See more »


Referenced in Luck (2009) See more »

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don't read what it's about - just watch it
19 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I know that having made that comment, it is obviously difficult for me to then expect you to read this. But bear with me here. This really is an excellent film and I went to see it having seen a very good trailer for it. The problem is that for the first half of the film I was wondering how we got to the bit I'd seen in the trailer (it's also in promotional stills and the poster). Although this is natural and happens with many films, it is not such a key element of the plot usually as it is in this film. From a very mundane beginning this film develops into the 'thriller' which it is billed as. But the true strength of this film lies in following the journey of the lead character who doesn't know what is going until it is too late. To get the full effect of this film you really ought to see it 'blind'. Even if you know something about it I'd still definitely recommend it. Filmed in black and white and focused very much on the lead character it tells a chilling story very well indeed.

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