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Wild Target (1993)

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Into the solitary life of middle-aged hitman, Victor Meynard, come two people: Antoine, a youth who becomes Victor's apprentice, and Renée, a bold thief Victor's been hired to kill because ... See full summary »

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Pierre Salvadori
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Rochefort ... Victor Meynard
Marie Trintignant ... Renée Dandrieux
Guillaume Depardieu ... Antoine
Patachou ... Mme. Meynard
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Casa Bianca
Serge Riaboukine ... Manu
Charlie Nelson Charlie Nelson ... Dremyan
Philippe Girard Philippe Girard ... Tony
Christophe Odent ... Girard
Daniel Laloux Daniel Laloux ... Expert
Philippe Harel Philippe Harel ... Barnabe
Pascal Pistacio Pascal Pistacio ... Roland Balto
François Toumarkine François Toumarkine ... Butcher
Patrick Zard Patrick Zard ... Le réceptionniste
Thierry Balcon Thierry Balcon ... Gardien de nuit
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Into the solitary life of middle-aged hitman, Victor Meynard, come two people: Antoine, a youth who becomes Victor's apprentice, and Renée, a bold thief Victor's been hired to kill because she cheated a mobster. When circumstances prevent Victor from killing her, the gangster sends two more teams to do it (and to dispatch Victor and Antoine). Victor decides to help Renée, and the unlikely trio ends up at his house with his temperamental mother; there, as they hide out, Victor's attraction to Renée grows, she discovers his vocation and fears he's going to kill her, and an ultimate showdown with their hunters is inevitable. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

The two hit-men employ identical methods and are presented as very similar characters, which is why their names are anagrams of each other (Meynard and Dremyan)! See more »

Goofs

When Antoine is in the bathtub, there are a lot of bubbles in it. However, when Manu pushes his head down, there are almost no bubbles in the tub. See more »

Connections

Remade as Wild Target (2010) See more »

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A stylish, funny, black comedy.
22 October 2000 | by BrackenSee all my reviews

A fantastic little black comedy, up there with Kind Hearts And Coronets and A Fish Called Wanda. This is a very funny film, in a dry, witty way which gives it real style. The four lead performances are all good, but Jean Rochefort in particular does a brilliant dead-pan in the lead role. There are plenty of good lines, but the funniest jokes are visual- the synchronising of the push-chair gently bumping the car with the noise of the crash behind, or the re-appearance of the parrot behind Madame Maynard. And Patachou's cameo in that role (the mother, not the parrot) makes the movie worth seeing alone. Highly recommended, and worth seeing twice for the subtle jokes you miss the first time. And if you're wondering: yes, Guilliame Depardieu does have his father's nose.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

18 August 1993 (France) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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