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Point Blank (2010)
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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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Excellent
10 October 2011 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

French cinema is well known to the audience, especially to those tending to Art film. Besides French film influence which is the reference in the field, France is also very well known as a land of the Crime genre. I am myself great fan of their Film Noir and New Wave and I am totally crazy about their crime (gangster) movies from earlier periods and contemporary as well.

French crime movies did not loose its charm even today, and almost every year there are few great titles. It comes to my mind modern director like it is Olivier Marchal which movies I like very much, but there are respectable list of other names, both directors and actors.

Point Blank movie did not disappoint, and it were a pleasure to watch it. Even the name reminds me on classic US crime movie with Lee Marvin, but it have nothing similar with it. The plot of Point Blank is good, and somehow original, even it is not hard to predicts the end, which is usual for most movie.

This is not pure crime movie, I would add that there is a bit of thriller smell in it. The actors did a good job, especially well known actor Roschdy Zem which can be seen in most of the crime movies. I am not familiar with director Fred Cavaye, but he did a good job here, and he offer us fine work in tradition of French crime cinema.

For those looking for typical Hollywood action pack, maybe it is better to look at something else, but for those that like classic action crime European movie, it is more than recommended.


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