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Requiem for a Killer (2011)

Requiem pour une tueuse (original title)
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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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
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Le chef d'orchestre
Frédérique Tirmont ...
La colonel
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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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This is the second French movie in which Tchéky Karyo plays a character who is a handler and mentor to a female assassin (the first is La Femme Nikita (1990)). See more »

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When in her bedroom, Lucrèce is heard tapping numerous keys on her macbook laptop, followed by the idiosyncratic noise of the macbook starting up. This noise is only produced when a macbook is powering up, which requires pushing only the 'on' button, which doesn't make a sound. 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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