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L'immortel (2010)

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A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.

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Tony Zacchia
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Martin Beaudinard
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Marie Goldman
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Le pistachier (as JOEYSTARR)
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Aurelio Rampoli
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Padovano
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Mme Fontarosa
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Eva Matteï
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Catherine Samie ...
Stella Matteï
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Karim
Lucie Phan ...
Pat Nguyen
Fani Kolarova ...
Christelle Mattei
Jessica Forde ...
Clothilde
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Charly Mattei has turned a new leaf on his past as an outlaw. For the past three years he's been living a comfortable life and devoting himself to his wife and two kids. However, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the underground parking garage of Marseille's Old Port with 22 bullets in his body. Against all odds, he will not die. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Le sang versé ne sèche jamais (Spilt blood doesn't dry)

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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24 March 2010 (France)  »

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22 Bullets  »

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€18,000,000 (estimated)
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Karin Viard was originally sought out to play the part of Marie Goldman but was unable to due to scheduling issues. Marina Foïs took the part instead. See more »

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When Charly Matteï is driving and looking for an empty parking slot, his car has a major crack in his windshield. After finding a spot and shutting down the engine the crack is gone. See more »

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Referenced in Nanoman: Fekalonia (2015) See more »

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mawal atr alhabaeb
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written by hassan almeghanawaty
performed by hassan almeghanawaty
played during karim's funeral
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Violent French revenge thriller...
20 May 2012 | by (Salisbury, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that 22 Bullets is quite a bit more violent than I'm comfortable with; bursts, yes but this revenge thriller starring the venerable Jean Reno is fairly constant, unrelenting and rather ugly.

Yes, it's certificate 18 and is about mobsters, current and ex, slaughtering each other, so I shouldn't be surprised and of course, I could have turned it off. But, it's quite a good movie, quite a long one at a whisker under two hours and so I stuck it out. My three stars is not altered by feelings on this aspect.

Reno, as Charly Mattei is reliably grizzled and back in his native language, does not suffer the stumbling block he had with the English language that he did when he made films in the U.S. Here, he's natural and believable - not exactly likable but it's impossible not to side with him when he stalks his enemies. There's a pretty high body count, accompanied by some very realistic looking wounds, that really aren't very attractive to look at! The make-up department did well, here.

The music has a big part to play in creating the tone, often thunderous and pounding and along with often frenetic camera-work, the film's undeniably jolting and exciting, though those prone to suffering one may well get a migraine as bad as the one that one of the mobsters did.

There are a good number of reviews for this title that outline plot details. I'm going to leave that out - people don't need to read that over again.

All in all, it's a solid movie on a familiar theme, quite involved with some exciting action and stunts. Reno is very good, as all the actors are. If you like your thrillers full-blood and graphically violent, then this could well be an excellent rental or DVD purchase. Me - it's not my favourite and will leave it at that.


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