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Anthony Zimmer (2005)

Anthony Zimmer was a big money launderer. The police wants him, but he has changed his face and voice. His old Russian clients want him dead. His ex is told to socialize with a random man on the train Paris to Nice.


Jérôme Salle


Jérôme Salle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Marceau ... Chiara Manzoni
Yvan Attal ... François Taillandier
Sami Frey ... Akerman
Gilles Lellouche ... Müller
Daniel Olbrychski ... Nassaiev
Samir Guesmi ... Driss
Dimitri Rataud Dimitri Rataud ... Perez
Nicky Marbot Nicky Marbot ... Douanier 1
Olivier Chenevat ... Douanier 2
Alban Casterman ... Jeune Douanier
Christophe Odent ... Président Commission
Luc Chavy Luc Chavy ... Membre Commission
Richard Delestre Richard Delestre ... Room Manager Carlton
Yann de Monterno Yann de Monterno ... Serveur Carlton
Laurent Klug Laurent Klug ... Homme Discret


In Nice, the international police force and the Russian mafia are chasing Anthony Zimmer, an intelligent man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. Zimmer had extensive plastic surgery, and his new face and voice are completely unknown. The only means to reach Zimmer is through his beloved mistress Chiara, who is under surveillance of the police and the mobsters. While traveling by train to the country nearby Nice, the common man François Taillandier, who has the same body shape of Zimmer, is select by Chiara as if he were Zimmer and used as a bait to lure those that are pursuing her. When Taillandier is chased by the professional Russian killers, he runs the French police when the real situation begins to be disclosed to him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Not an exceptional movie
12 February 2006 | by darkmaxSee all my reviews

I found this movie a bit slow paced in many places, sometimes unnecessary so.

However that being said, I have noticed that the major part of the plot has already been given away in the first 20 minutes of the film. If you watch and listen carefully, you will realize who Anthony Zimmer really is. I thought this is a real let down to this movie. Too predictable.

Sofie Marceau is really very sexy in the movie, much better than what Hollywood filmed her in their movies. As usual, she portrays a woman who is coldly sexy, turning to a hot object of desire in several scenes.

The plot of the movie is relatively simple, and its length is a bit too short. There were many subplot possibilities which were not explored.

If you like a evenly-paced thriller, this is probably for you.

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Release Date:

27 April 2005 (France) See more »

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Afera pagal Antoni Zimeri See more »


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