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The Assassin Next Door (2009)

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A woman forced to work for the Russian Mafia as an assassin agrees to help her next-door neighbor kill her abusive husband.

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Galia
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Elinor's Husband
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In an old apartment building on the wrong side of the tracks, two women, unknown to each other, live across the hall on the second floor. Galia is an assassin involved against her will with the local sex-traffic mafia. All she wants is to reunite with her little daughter that she left back home in Ukraine. Eleanor is a grocery store cashier and a battered wife. She dreams of winning the lottery and running away from her abusive husband. Galia and Eleanor don't know each other, but as neighbors they share two things: an adjoining wall and a strong need to plan their escape. As Galia disobeys her latest contract, a woman target, and Eleanor discovers that she's pregnant, the two women decide to take action against their oppressors in a fight for survival and freedom. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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3 December 2009 (Israel)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Although the main protagonist Galia is a prostitute as well as assassin in the film. The film has no sex throughout. But, Olga Kurylenko does briefly appeared naked in the film in the scene which Galia (Kurylenko) and Elinor (Ninet Tayeb) go to The Mikveh to be purified. See more »

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[first lines]
Sex Trafficker: I told you girls to smile.
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Referenced in Prozhektorperiskhilton: Olga Kurylenko (2010) See more »

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Awesome for an Israeli movie!
12 September 2012 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

who ever thinks that the story is unrealistic, is not familiar with the Russian immigrant's life in Israel. Some of them come from Russia as teachers and then, end up as security guards and even prostitutes, just because of the Language difficulties.

this movie performs the relationship between two women who gets hit and beaten by men who has power over them. It shows both their struggle and confrontations with the men in the movie, and their special connection. And that's the reason why I like this movie, it showed how much they both hated their jobs and their lives and how much they are the same.

So, yeah, it's not a Hollywood made movie, it doesn't have great action like most thrillers ,it's not brilliant or close, but it does have good drama, good acting, good shots (in my opinion) and good story ,that I've already said.

I'm Recommending it...


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