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Requiem pour une tueuse (2011)

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
Christopher Stills ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Pausa para um Assassinato  »

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€8,459,177 (estimated)
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Jérôme Le Gris described Mélanie Laurent's character as a modern heroine, halfway between Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). See more »

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Lucrèce has two very noticeable beauty spots on her lower neck. Throughout the film, these spots keep changing side. See more »

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a disastrous french movie
24 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i don't if the french movie producers got different logic from other countries' movie producers. i don't even understand how this slow crawling screenplay would be approved into real production. the casting was not bad, but the scenario, the plot, the storyline of this screenplay were just too boring to the extreme. i wonder if the production team had felt asleep during the shooting. this is a absolutely deadbeat french movie, tried so hard to have some classy touch with sublime religious music and songs praising the lord while murders were executed behind the scene. what we got is a beautiful french actress mimic a singer with beautiful costumes and make-up. the dialog boring, the acting deadbeat, the directing Zzzzz snooze off the director's chair, all the production team couldn't help yawning all the time with sleepy tears from yawning. the murders, the conspiracy, the cat, the allergy, the sparkling wine or champagne, the heavenly songs.... so what it was all about? I COULDN'T CARE LESS, because i am more interested in watching the ants doing their daily chores along my backyard's patio concrete slabs.


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