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The Assassin Next Door (2009)

Kirot (original title)
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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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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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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The film has both Hebrew and English language. In a couple of scenes, Galia and Elinor are seen speaking in English. 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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The action is pretty decent and it stays true to it's origins (language wise, you will hear a few languages spoken throughout the entire movie). It has a strong leading performance by Olga K. (also known for her role in the most recent Bond movie, not that much for her Hit-man turn-up). Apart from that you have good to decent acting throughout, but a few scenes fall short of the premise.

This is a very sensible theme and the director did a decent job in portraying that. Still there are quite a few flaws (like length and dialogue choices, clichés) that might hinder you from rating this movie higher. Than again, I just read a 10/10 review and the user sounded pretty convincing. So it's up to you, if you see more than I did or agree with me


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