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Dobermann (1997)

Dobermann is the world's most ruthless bank robber and with his gang rob bank after bank, now in Paris. What can the police do but to let the mad, morally bankrupt police commissioner loose on him?

Director:

Jan Kounen

Writer:

Joël Houssin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Yann Lepentrec dit Le Dob
Tchéky Karyo ... Commissaire Sauveur Cristini
Monica Bellucci ... Nathalie dit Nat la Gitane
Antoine Basler Antoine Basler ... Jean-Claude Ayache dit Moustique
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Elie Frossard dit l'Abbé
Pascal Demolon Pascal Demolon ... Inspecteur Lefèvre
Marc Duret ... Inspecteur Baumann
Romain Duris ... Manu
François Levantal François Levantal ... Léo
Ivan Merat-Barboff Ivan Merat-Barboff ... Inspecteur David Silverberg
Stéphane Metzger Stéphane Metzger ... Olivier Brachet dit Sonia
Chick Ortega Chick Ortega ... Jacky Sueur dit Pitbull
Patrick Rocca Patrick Rocca ... Commissaire Clodarec
Florence Thomassin Florence Thomassin ... Florence
Roland Amstutz Roland Amstutz ... Oncle Joe, vieux
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Storyline

The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who only has one goal: to catch Dobermann at any cost. Written by Michael Soderberg <fawlty@hotmail.com>

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence and language, and for drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 June 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Доберман See more »

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Budget:

FRF33,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adapted from the graphic novel by Joel Houssin. See more »

Goofs

Inspector Christini says his colleagues wouldn't find Mesrine in a noodle pack. He pronounces "Mesrine" with the "s" but this name is pronounced "Merine" See more »

Quotes

Inspecteur Sauveur Cristini: He's not pissing... he's shitting
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Alternate Versions

Norwegian version is uncut but some cinemas refused to screen the movie because of the violence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in End Roll (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Voodoo People
Written by Liam Howlett
Performed by The Prodigy
Live Guitars by Lance Riddler
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Violent, nihilistic. But so cool.
10 September 2002 | by tenten76See all my reviews

People have compared Dobermann to Tarantino's stuff, but I think it's much more similar to Luc Besson's Leon / crossed with Baz Luhrmann's direction in the opening of Romeo & Juliet.

Great comic-book angles and poses, larger-than-life characters, comic-book violence, Prodigy soundtrack.. Brilliant stuff.

Very cool theme, and great CGI opening credits (worth a mention on their own). I couldn't work out why Tcheky Karyo says about 3/4 of his lines in accented English, but who cares.

It's uncomplicated, violent, stylish mayhem, and it's great.


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