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Point Blank (2010)
"À bout portant" (original title)

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Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife (Elena Anaya) hostage to force him to spring their ... See full summary »

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Samuel Pierret
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Hugo Sartet
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Commandant Patrick Werner
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Nadia Pierret
Mireille Perrier ...
Commandant Fabre
Claire Pérot ...
Capitaine Anaïs Susini
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Capitaine Vogel
Pierre Benoist ...
Capitaine Mercier
Valérie Dashwood ...
Capitaine Moreau
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Capitaine Mansart
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Capitaine Richert (as Nicky Naude)
Adel Bencherif ...
Luc Sartet
Vincent Colombe ...
Interne de garde
Chems Dahmani ...
Aide-soignant
Grégoire Bonnet ...
Jaffart, chef DPJ
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Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife (Elena Anaya) hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count rises. Can Samuel evade the cops and the criminal underground and deliver his beloved to safety? Written by thewanger

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,031 (USA) (29 July 2011)

Gross:

$706,937 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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When Samuel tries to wake up Hugo, in a shot across the corridor in the renovated hospital floor, a face can be seen on the left behind a door, looking down and talking. (around 19'30") See more »

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In the closing credits, opera singer Renee Fleming's name is misspelled as "Flemming." See more »

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Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
(Alfredo Catalani)
Extraits de "La Wally"
Interprétée par Renée Fleming (as Renee Flemming) & Orchestra of Welsh National Opera (as The Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera) (Direction: Gareth Jones)
(P) 2003 Decca Music Group Ltd
Avec l'autorisation d'Universal Music Vision
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Tight and engaging thriller
26 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At barely 80 minutes this film covers a lot of ground very quickly and does so in an effective and engaging manner. The plot sees an innocent man drawn into murder and corruption when his wife is kidnapped in order to force him to free someone being held in police custody in a hospital. From here it moves with an urgent pace that works very well and keeps you engaged. The plot is not perfect but it keeps moving and keeps things very taut, so you go with it from start to finish.

The strength of the film is this urgency and sense of real peril throughout; it works with the pace of delivery to makes the telling very tight and produce several tense sequences which flow together well. Lellouche is good in the lead as his desperation is played well – at no point does he transform into an action hero but rather stays in character. Zem is simpler as a delivery but his tough presence works well. Anaya does "peril" well in her short time and the various villains and police are good support. Generally everyone is convincing and the film uses this well to help build the tension.

A Bout Portant is a simple film that does what it does and does it well. It hits the ground running and keeps moving till the end. Tight and engaging.


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