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Simon Killer (2012)

 -  Drama  -  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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Simon
Nicolas Ronchi ...
Carlo
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Marianne
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Sophie
Etienne Rotha Moeng ...
Cambodian Man
Yannis Calonnec ...
Street Hustler
Mati Diop ...
Victoria / Noura
Shaina ...
Madame
Oksana ...
Hostess Bar Worker
Anais ...
Hostess Bar Worker
Catie ...
Hostess Bar Worker
Frederic Jolie ...
Customer
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Simon's Mom
Samir Hartouf ...
Gare du Nord Kid
Djibril Othmane ...
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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We Won't Be Here Tomorrow
Written by Stephen Ellis
Performed by Revere
Courtesy of Sentric Music
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Killer!
17 October 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Brady Corbet is Simon. Simon has just arrived in Paris, heart-broken over a recent break-up and uncertain about his future. After having sex with a prostitute he manipulates his way into a serious relationship with her. A relationship that involves drugs, blackmail, betrayal and weird sex.

The less you know the better this memorizing masterpiece will be to experience for the first time. This is one sick and brilliant portrait of a sociopath made up of beautiful moving pictures set to an epic soundtrack. Antonio Campos has nailed it.

Perfectly paced to place us in Simon's shoes, Simon Killer is horrifying eye and ear candy. It's slow and somewhat minimalistic but it's because of this that is seems all that more real. Therefore all that more frightening.


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