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'Kurt' claims to be a sales rep. He also claims to be English in spite of his heavy Italian accent. Kurt is an habitual liar and a dangerous driver, at the very least. In the south of ... See full summary »

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Cédric Kahn

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Pascale Froment (book), Cédric Kahn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefano Cassetti ... Kurt
Isild Le Besco ... Léa
Patrick Dell'Isola Patrick Dell'Isola ... Thomas
Viviana Aliberti Viviana Aliberti ... Swiss teacher
Estelle Perron Estelle Perron ... Céline
Leyla Sassi Leyla Sassi ... Cathy
Catherine Decastel Catherine Decastel ... Patricia
Olivia Carbonini Olivia Carbonini ... Girl at the Etna
Basile Vuillemin Basile Vuillemin ... L'enfant
Brigitte Raul Brigitte Raul ... Child's mother
Marius Bertram Marius Bertram ... Cab driver
Aymeric Chauffert Aymeric Chauffert ... Aelaunay
Vincent Dénériaz Vincent Dénériaz ... Denis
Yelda Reynaud ... Mylène
Philippe Bossard Philippe Bossard ... Magistrate
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'Kurt' claims to be a sales rep. He also claims to be English in spite of his heavy Italian accent. Kurt is an habitual liar and a dangerous driver, at the very least. In the south of France he meets Léa, age 16. Between his increasingly strange dates with Léa, Kurt engages in a number of armed robberies, some successful, some not... The police are perplexed by a series of crimes including disappearances and a murder. They conclude that they are dealing with a madman... After he proposes, Léa breaks up with Kurt. The attempt to find a new girlfriend leads to a shooting by Kurt, now calling himself André. Léa's information identifies Kurt/André as Roberto Succo, psychiatric patient and parental murderer. The police hunt for Roberto covers three countries. Written by David Carless

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France | Switzerland

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French | Italian | German | English

Release Date:

16 May 2001 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Many of the cars are too modern for the 1980s setting, including the Gendarmerie's Renault van and the Swiss police Volvos, and several cars have French registration plates with the European Union flag at the left-hand edge, which were not introduced until the 1990s. There is also a 1990s vintage laptop computer. See more »

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Conducive to nightmares
17 October 2005 | by bob998See all my reviews

Cedric Kahn's films have been character-based, rather than action-based (I'm thinking of L'Ennui and Feux rouges) so it is jarring to see this series of really expert car chases interspersed with some plodding attempts to give character to Succo. I don't find Stefano Cassetti to be an interesting actor; he reminds me of pro athletes who are coaxed into movies, like Bret Favre. That blank stare looks like a really vicious deer caught in the headlights. A real actor would have forced us to reflect more on Succo's personality, rather than admiring his skill at carjacking.

The little acting there is comes mainly from Isild le Besco as the needy schoolgirl Succo takes by storm. The interview at the police office is a marvel of bland obstinacy with a little fear of the future blended in. Le Besco apart, there is little to recommend this film.


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