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Assassin(s) (1997)

Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.

Director:

Mathieu Kassovitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ... Mr. Wagner
Mathieu Kassovitz ... Max
Mehdi Benoufa Mehdi Benoufa ... Mehdi
Robert Gendreu Robert Gendreu ... Mr. Vidal
Danièle Lebrun Danièle Lebrun ... Max's Mother
François Levantal François Levantal ... Inspector
Karim Belkhadra ... Watchman
Roland Marchisio Roland Marchisio ... Wood (victim)
Félicité Wouassi Félicité Wouassi ... Nurse
Nicolas Boukhrief Nicolas Boukhrief ... Frère de Mehdi
Donat Vidal-Revel Donat Vidal-Revel ... Journalist
Philippe Neunreuther Philippe Neunreuther ... Luxury car (victim)
Christophe Rossignon Christophe Rossignon ... Chauffeur de voiture accident
Pascal Ondicolberry Pascal Ondicolberry ... Supermarket (man)
Agnès Akopian Agnès Akopian ... Cashier 1
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Storyline

Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Toute societe a les crimes qu'elle merite.

Genres:

Drama | Crime

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Official Sites:

Lazennec

Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 May 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassino(s) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mathieu Kassovitz developed this movie from his third short film, Assassins... (1992), which also told the story of a youth who gets a lesson in murder by a professional assassin. However, the title of the two-hour version was changed to "Assassin(s)" because of the Richard Donner film Assassins (1995) that came out between the two. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the end credits there's a brief coda showing Mr. Wagner and Mehdi arguing while sitting on a park bench. See more »

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Snoozer, don't listen to the pretentious IMDb reviews
30 March 2013 | by Der_SchnibblerSee all my reviews

Yawn.

Drawn out affair that has its good moments. However, it falls prey to its own desperate need to be socially relevant. TV desensitizes, we get it. Media is bad. We don't need to stare at a character staring at a television for five minutes straight.

Some twit actually said this film ends in an "orgy of violence." I'd like to know what film the pretentious dork was watching.

Also, what is the deal with this film basically being two films? It's like they decided to switch the main actor halfway and start over.

A somewhat decent drama that overstays its welcome, it would've been better were it edited down by a third.


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