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Requiem for a Killer (2011)
"Requiem pour une tueuse" (original title)

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Lucrèce, the best killer in the business, accepts a final job: eliminate an opera singer who threatens the interests of a corporation. She's hired as a soprano for a festival her target is singing in, but things don't happen as planned.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lucrèce
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Rico
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l'Arménien
Xavier Gallais ...
Xavier de Ferrières
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Alexander Child
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Vittorio Biamonte
Michel Fau ...
Le chef d'orchestre
Frédérique Tirmont ...
La colonel
Johan Leysen ...
Van Kummant
Julie Fuchs ...
Olga Babayova
Geoffrey Bateman ...
Le PDG British Oil
Philippe Morier-Genoud ...
Le prêtre
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Le maitre de chant
Julien Israël ...
Seymour
Bruno Flender ...
Ottmar
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Lucrèce is a contract killer in search of a new life. Specialized in the use of poisons and enamored with opera, she accepts a difficult, final hit in a castle in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Posing as a soprano, Lucrèce must perform on stage during the very prestigious Festival of Ermeux and slaughter one of her co-performers, British baritone Alexander Child, who recently bought a distillery in Scotland, and thus became the only obstacle to a strategic pipeline project with considerable financial ramifications. He just won a long legal battle against British Oil, who now has no other choice but to eliminate him. To complicate things, French counter-espionage learns of the hit and sends Rico, a reinstated former agent, to infiltrate the orchestra, unmask and terminate all who wish harm to Alexander Child. Rico has no information on the killer and has a lot of trouble identifying her amid a horde of suspicious characters: an obnoxious conductor, a particularly proud tenor and a ... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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23 February 2011 (France)  »

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€8,459,177 (estimated)
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Mélanie Laurent does not perform her character's opera singing. However she had to train to lip sync it realistically. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, there is a British news broadcast concerning the building of the new oil pipeline. The report states that the pipeline will cost "several million pounds sterling". A British reporter would never say this, they would say just "several million pounds". See more »

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Hard to create suspense when every character is clueless and boring
20 March 2014 | by (Bermuda) – See all my reviews

Right from the first scene, not one decision by any character made any sense. Instead of creating suspense, each new plot twist forced me to ask: "Why would anyone do that?" It felt like a bad Agatha Christie novel, where every character had the common sense of Inspector Clouseau.

Worse still, the characters didn't seem motivated by love, duty, guilt, fear, self-preservation, their careers or anything (except maybe ennui). So when their laughably silly plans go awry, the characters don't seem to really care, and neither does the audience. When a major reveal happens in a murder movie, one kind of expects a stronger reaction from the main character than saying, "I'm too old for this." So by the end of the movie, I didn't really care what happened to any of them.

This gets two stars rather than one because some of the actors are good looking.


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