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Simon Killer -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Antonio Campos (written by)
Antonio Campos (story) ...
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Release Date:
12 April 2013 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Unusual and challenging film... See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Brady Corbet ... Simon
Nicolas Ronchi ... Carlo

Constance Rousseau ... Marianne

Lila Salet ... 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

Alexandra Neil ... Simon's Mom
Samir Hartouf ... Gare du Nord Kid
Djibril Othmane ... Gare du Nord Kid
Sofiane Salehi ... Gare du Nord Kid

Michaël Abiteboul ... Jean
Solo ... René
Pakels Koleda ... Drunk at Cafe
Johan Jacques-Andre Coquin ... Brothel Runner
Marc Gaviard ... Customs Officer

Directed by
Antonio Campos 
 
Writing credits
Antonio Campos (written by)

Antonio Campos (story) &
Brady Corbet (story) &
Mati Diop (story)

Produced by
Sean Durkin .... producer (as T. Sean Durkin)
Marie-Louise Khondji .... associate producer
Florence Lobet .... associate producer
Josh Mond .... producer
Alexander Norton .... associate producer
Matt Palmieri .... producer
Melody C. Roscher .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Bensi  (as Daniel Bensi)
Saunder Jurriaans 
 
Cinematography by
Joe Anderson 
 
Film Editing by
Babak Jalali 
Zachary Stuart-Pontier 
 
Casting by
Nicolas Ronchi 
Susan Shopmaker 
 
Production Design by
Nicolas de Boiscuillé 
 
Production Management
Susan Lazarus .... post-production supervisor
Thomas Paturel .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tomas Deckaj .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Benoît Herlin .... property master
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... re-recording mixer: supervising sound editor
Micah Bloomberg .... sound
Matt Snedecor .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loïc Andrieu .... steadicam operator
Benoît Meignan .... first assistant camera
Etienne Fu-le Saulnier .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Victoria Anderson .... final cut pro technician
Sam Daley .... colorist
J.D. Funari .... trailer editor
Gordon Holmes .... first assistant editor
Richie Roefaro .... final cut pro technician
Kevin Vale .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Josh Kessler .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Julie Mura .... production assistant
Angélique Nya .... production assistant
Koji Rodrigues .... key production assistant
Ian M. Stratford .... financial counsel
 
Thanks
Andrew Renzi .... special thanks
Emily Wiedemann .... thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • IFC Films (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Film1 (2014) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
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Runtime:
101 min
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I Love You but Not Like ThatSee more »

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21 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Unusual and challenging film..., 13 April 2013
Author: stsinger from Boston, MA

"Simon Killer" may the toughest film I've ever tried to categorize. It's not a horror film, it's not a thriller, it's not a romance, and it's not a drama. And yet, in another way, it *is* all of those. From the very title of the movie to the closing scene, this film defies all common conventions.

"Simon Killer" is the story of Simon, played brilliantly by Brady Corbet, who has just graduated from college and comes to Paris to get over a bad breakup. We never meet Michelle, his ex, but based on Simon's e-mails to her and her reply, it was not a happy breakup, and maybe even worse than that. While there, he meets a drop-dead gorgeous hooker (Mati Diop) and they start a relationship.

I could discuss more of the plot -- and there is definitely more, involving blackmail attempts and other events -- but really, it's irrelevant. The film basically invites us to watch Simon and what he does. And it's engrossing. And the question is, what IS Simon, really. He's not really a pleasant guy. Why is he doing what he's doing? Is he a pathological liar? Or just a confused kid telling small lies in a foreign land. Does he hate women and think they are only for sex? Or is it the opposite, and he gets deeply emotionally involved. "Simon Killer" is fascinating and potentially frustrating as it invites you to watch and yet refuses to give pat answers and instead, seems to raise more questions.

Film, like all art, is subjective, and I found "Simon Killer" absolutely riveting. You may find it disturbing and uncomfortable, but I think it's worth the ride.

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