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Simon Killer (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 12 April 2013 (USA)
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A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past.

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Nicolas Ronchi ...
Carlo
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Marianne
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Sophie
Etienne Rotha Moeng ...
Cambodian Man
Yannis Calonnec ...
Street Hustler
Johan Jacques-Andre Coquin ...
Brothel Runner
Mati Diop ...
Victoria / Noura
Shaina ...
Madame
Oksana ...
Hostess Bar Worker
Anais ...
Hostess Bar Worker (as Anaïs)
Catie ...
Hostess Bar Worker
Frederic Jolie ...
Customer
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Simon's Mom (as Alexandra Neill)
Samir Hartouf ...
Gare du Nord Kid
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Recently heartbroken, Simon travels to Paris to clear his head. After several days of wandering aimlessly, Simon finds himself drawn into a sex parlor and has a sexual encounter with an exotic prostitute, Victoria. The chemistry builds between the two until they find themselves in a serious relationship, one that leads to blackmail, betrayal and the ultimate revelation of Simon's true nature. Written by IFC Films

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$5,054 (USA) (5 April 2013)

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$21,303 (USA) (26 April 2013)
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Love Is So Mean
Written by Jesse Jones
Performed by Richard Cook
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By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Portrait of a Psychopath
31 August 2013 | by (Santa Rosa, California) – See all my reviews

"Superficial charm and average intelligence. Untruthfulness and insincerity. Poor judgment and failure to learn from experience." All the attributes of a psychopath are handled brilliantly by Antonio Campos and executed flawlessly by Brady Corbet. This film has been on my mind for a few days as I remember the edgy scenes with actors half off the screen and my wishing I could just nudge the camera a little bit to see what's going on... although it would not have mattered. The story here is powerful and tells a tale of a manipulative and mentally unbalanced character, but that's not really why I liked the film so much. What blew my mind is the visual treatment, the blasts of audio, the unforgiving sex and the feeling I was looking at an accident I could not turn away from. Lots of similarity to the films of Haneke and Dumont but taken to the next level with an uncompromising cellphone video sensitivity.


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