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  (in credits order)

George Babluani ... Sébastien (as Georges Babluani)

Aurélien Recoing ... Jacky
Pascal Bongard ... Le maître de cérémonie
Fred Ulysse ... Alain
Nicolas Pignon ... Le parrain
Vania Vilers ... Mr. Schlondorff
Christophe Vandevelde ... Ludo
Olga Legrand ... Mme Godon
Augustin Legrand ... José
Jo Prestia ... Pierre Bléreau (as Joé Prestia)
Philippe Passon ... Jean-François Godon
Djalalli Amouche ... Abel
Serge Chambon ... L'Organisateur
Melchior Aquino ... Keller
Nouredine Ameur ... Mr. Meyer

François Rimbau ... Un flic

Avtandil Makharadze ... Father (as Makharadze Avtandil)
François Tissot ... le gendarme Guillouet
Hervé Babadi ... Patrick Henri
Urbain Cancelier ... Le contrôleur SNCF
Liana Babluani ... Sissy
Joseph Malerba ... Le comptable
Likouna Babluani
Temur Babluani ... Sadik
Laurent Bariteau ... Florent
Robert Beaupré ... Alain Qtull
Philippe Beautier ... Jean
Allan Benkaci
Claude Billois ... Martin Ott
Gilles Bongibault ... Thierry
Karim Bouguerra ... Ibrahim
Jean Borodine
Bernard Bouillon ... Le chef de bureau
Cédric Bouvier ... Le stagiaire
Matéo Capelli ... Antonio
Alexandre Cardinalli ... L'homme à la veste rouge
M. Chapion
Didier Champion ... Bernard Loublier
Didier Constant ... L'homme à la veste verte
Jean-Pierre Cormarie ... Olivier
Simon Cohen ... Robin
Jean-Pierre Cottin ... Mr. A
Christelle Coulée ... Coralie Dubouvié
Stéphane De Fraia ... Alban
Benoît De La Porte ... Yann
Bruno Davézé ... Joueur 10 (as Bruno Daveze)
Gérard Desestre
Jean-Michel Delaloche ... Stéphane Delbesque
Cédric Deprez ... Tristan
Benoît Deseze
Abed Djerrar
Louis Donval ... Nacho
Jean-Paul Dostone ... Pascal Robert
Emmanuel Du Couldray ... Daniel
Irène Joseph Edouard ... Tommy
Fred Epaud ... Un parieur (as Fred Epaux)
Daniel Faure ... Mathieu
Serge Feuillard ... Joseph
Cyprien Fiasse
Laurent Ficher ... Maxime Sohn
Eric Fouchet ... Allan Helbling
Marc-Antoine Frederic ... Jonas (as Marc-Antoine Frédéric)
Christian Gaitch
Olivier Galliano ... Gary
Jacques Gallo ... Quentin Gallienne
Patrice Garelli ... Ian
Rolland Gervet (as Roland Gervet)
Alain Girardot ... Fabrice
Philippe Gluck ... Kevin
André Huet ... Zwuelski
Mohamed Houssain Ali
Franck Houis
Mohammed Ikrou ... Serkan
Daniel Isoppo ... Mr. François de Neuilly
Pascal Ivancic ... Albert
Franck Jean Elie ... Elie
Claude Johan (as Claude Johann)
Pierre Johann ... Sohan
Amaud Kakpeyen
Samba Kante
Philippe Kieffer ... Théodore Vetter
Jacques Lafolye ... Mr. Hypolitte Fussler
Nadir Lalouhi ... Momo
Daniel Lefort
François Legrand ... Marcus
Jean-Baptiste Legrand ... Ronald
Jean-Paul Lopez ... Charles Edouard
Christelle Louessard
Gaston Marcantoni ... Gaston
M. Marel
Jacqueline Martin ... Martina
Bruno Mary ... Gernot Schleu
Mohammed Mazari ... Sahid
Patrick Michaelis ... Ulysse (as Patrick Michaëlis)
Christian Nedjel ... Noel
Didier Nobletz
Pascal Oumaklouf ... Okaladar
Raphael Palma
Jérôme Paquatte ... Emeric Pédé
Franck Pejoux ... Robert
Jacques Petit
Patrick Pierron
Jean-Pierre Pivolot ... Ilo
Hugo Pothirath ... Lucas

Olivier Rabourdin ... Benjamin Boudier
Laurence Roque Bouges

Stéphane Roquet ... Nicolas Schillcul
Jacques-Maurice Rousseau ... Steeve MacDoom
Yann Schmidt ... Dave
Eric Sebakhi ... Allah (as Eric Sebaki)
Marc Sevestre
Philippe Smail ... Smain
Jean-Luc Solal ... Mr. le Merdique
Philippe Solakian Vasken ... Tobias (as Vasken Solakian)
Grégory Songelin ... L'homme à la veste rose
Philippe Sorgel
Vincent Stupart ... John
Jean-Pierre Surmonne ... Philippe Lazare
Christophe Tanchaud ... Dorian
Marie Thomas ... Betty Applegate
M. Tipret
M. Triperet
M. Visse
Paul Van Den Houten ... Vancouvert
Philippe Villiers ... Damien
Jérôme Wiggins
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Didier Bobet ... Zachary

Steve Dash ... Joey G

Directed by
Géla Babluani 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Géla Babluani 

Produced by
Géla Babluani .... producer
Bruno Daniault .... co-producer
Jean-Marie Delbary .... co-producer
Nathanaël Karmitz .... co-producer
Jean-Baptiste Legrand .... producer
Alexandre Meliava .... co-producer
Morteza Mohammadi .... co-producer
Olivier Oursel .... co-producer
Fanny Saadi .... producer
Original Music by
Arnaud Taillefer  (as East)
Cinematography by
Tariel Meliava 
Film Editing by
Noémie Moreau 
Casting by
Stéphane Batut 
Production Design by
Bernard Péault 
Makeup Department
Delphine Birarelli .... makeup artist
Anna Paradisi .... key makeup artist
Raphaële Thiercelin .... makeup artist
Production Management
Nabila Daniault .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Brunet .... second assistant director
Julien Darras .... first assistant director
Guillaume Deviercy .... second assistant director
Cyril Roques .... third assistant director
Al Huynh .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Brice Rouyar .... storyboard artist
Victor Saumont .... property master
Sound Department
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Clément Cartallas .... boom operator
Matthieu Dallaporta .... adr recordist
Matthieu Dallaporta .... sound editor
Matthieu Dallaporta .... sound re-recording co-mixer
Julien Gigliotti .... boom operator
Nicolas Gilou .... boom operator
Florent Klockenbring .... boom operator
Greg Le Maître .... sound recordist
Didier Lozahic .... sound re-recording mixer
Didier Lozahic .... supervising sound editor
Elias Ludovic .... sound
Stéphane Roché .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Loïc Andrieu .... Steadicam operator
Pascal Auffray .... focus puller
Tony Chapuis .... first assistant camera
Pierre Chevrin .... focus puller
Marie-Sophie Daniel .... assistant camera
Pierre-Louis de Stefano .... grip
Nicolas Desaintquentin .... focus puller
Sébastien Fanchault .... grip
Julien Gallois .... gaffer
Jean Baptiste Gerthoffert .... electrician
Benoît Glaux .... focus puller
William Hulin .... assistant camera
Aurélien Landreau .... electrician
Christophe Le Caro .... assistant camera
Cédric Ledonche .... electrician
Grégory Mamou .... second assistant camera
Nicolas Martin-Beuchet .... electrician
Teddy Moireau .... electrician
Nicolas Ménager .... electrician
Guillaume Noël .... grip
Mathieu Pasdeloup .... electrician
Antoine Perdreau .... electrician
Jérôme Robin .... electrician
Magali Thirion .... first assistant camera
Stéphanie Téchenet .... second assistant camera
Laurent Usse .... key grip
Editorial Department
Nicolas Billy .... colorist
Nicolas Criqui .... assistant editor
Nabila Daniault .... color timer
Anita Roth .... assistant editor
Location Management
Andy Achard .... location manager
Music Department
Lohengrin Braconnier .... assistant music mixer
Didier Lozahic .... music mixer
Other crew
Sabine Bauchart .... production secretary
Morvan Le Hoach .... administrator
Benoît Salvi .... script supervisor
Sacha Guillaume .... thanks

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Also Known As:
93 min | Argentina:95 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

"Tzameti" is the Georgian word for thirteen.See more »
Continuity: A man places a bet on # 7 when in scene previous he's visible dead on the floor.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Luck (2009/I)See more »


What does Tzameti mean?
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28 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
dark, ironical, surprising, full of tension, sad, 27 June 2006
Author: JackBauerVsSamFisher from Belgium

I'm so grateful for having seen this movie on the silver screen. It's an amazingly dark film, in the style of Man Bites Dog, and it also has some elements of Eli Roth's Hostel. If you like movies with that dark atmosphere, don't miss this one! A young man who is hired to fix up an old house, finds a mysterious letter that has instructions. When he decides to follow them, more letters and instructions follow, and eventually he ends up in a house in the middle of the woods where he and others have to face a difficult task, in order to please the rich. If (the word IF is very important) he survives, he gets a lot of money. I'd love to tell you more about it, but it would ruin the surprise.

At the end, when you're watching the credits, I think you'll feel more satisfied than watching any American movie. This one has an ending, it can't have a sequel. The ending is quite ironical, it's been a while since a movie really surprised me with that. It's amazing what kinds of risks non-American movie makers take, what they put their characters through.

The cinematography was also surprising, it's a black and white movie, very stylish, film-noir like. Artsy, but not at all MTV-like. Once you get into the story, you'll begin to love the black and white, it's been such a good decision, and it adds to the atmosphere.

I had never seen a Georgian movie before so i was very excited and all my wishes came true. It was way better than i expected and when it's out on DVD, I'll rent it again, or buy it, that's for sure.

One last thing, if Géla Babluani's writing and directing a movie again, i hope it will be as awesome, dark and surprising again! He could be the Georgian Tarantino. 10/10

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