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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:

FRF 33,000,000 (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

Yann Le Pentrec aka Dobermann: [shoving Cristini's head out of the high speed moving car onto the road] Free shave tonight
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Alternate Versions

Finnish video version is cut by 40 seconds. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Voodoo People
Written by Liam Howlett
Performed by The Prodigy
Live Guitars by Lance Riddler
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Unique fast-paced French comic-book action with supercool editing!
17 May 2001 | by Pingo-2See all my reviews

Starting off with a slow scene at the baptism of Dobermann, whos real name is Yann, it then takes you on a action-trip to hell - and never back!

The first 30 minutes of the film have super-cool editing, but then the story gets overhand (which is good) and the shooting starts to slow down... When the bank-robbing-action is at it's best, the suspense and high-quality filming really is unique. At the final scene the shoot-out is grotesqly well done and can only be compared to early John Woo-Hong Kong flicks... Nothing made in the US can compare to this truly adorable movie. Maybe KILLING ZOE may compare in violence, but not in acting...

The scene when Yann and his girlfriend is talking with sign-language only is one of the best scenes in this movie - even though it has no action, no words and only a humming noice...

Nice movie that should be seen only by those who can stand grim action that looks real. It's a hard movie to watch for some people, but it has great qualities, very nice filming and spectacular direction and editing! Watch out for some nice laughs as well... if you have that sick dark kind of humor, that is... :-)

9 out of 10!


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