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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... See full summary »

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Jan Kounen

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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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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

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

France

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of Jan Kounen's short films Gisèle Kérozène (1990) can be seen on the television during the villa scenes. See more »

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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 »

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Inspecteur Sauveur Cristini: He's not pissing... he's shitting
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Dobermann (Bienvenue dans le chaos)
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All out onslaught
23 January 1999 | by D ThroatSee all my reviews

Most movies portray comic book characters as farcical and ultimately silly people in tight fitting spandex. The films are often a joke. It is amazing how Hollywood could, for example, make a total wimp out of Batman. This film is French, and made by the man who did Vibroboy. This is an example of how films should be made: this is an Auteur-film! Everything in the movie is morally deplorable, and therefore right on the money! Dobermann is not supposed to be sympathetic to begin with! The violence is explicit and highly stylized, but still gripping: the scene where the detective's head is scraped across the road is amazing. What do people expect: this movie is for a hard-boiled audience, and others can check out Disney if they want likeable characters and happy endings. If, on the other hand, you like a movie with balls and one that is not afraid to show sex and violence in the extreme with wonderfully weird characters and a director who knows his business, then you should see this and be amazed, from the opening scene until the final credits. A great film.


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