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13 Tzameti (2005)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 8 February 2006 (France)
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A man takes over a dead man's task but doesn't realize the horror it entails.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sébastien (as Georges Babluani)
... Jacky
... Le maître de cérémonie
Fred Ulysse ... Alain
Nicolas Pignon ... Le parrain
... Mr. Schlondorff
Christophe Vandevelde ... Ludo
Olga Legrand ... Mme Godon
Augustin Legrand ... José
Jo Prestia ... Pierre Bléreau (as Joé Prestia)
Philippe Passon ... Jean-François Godon
Djalalli Amouche ... Abel
Serge Chambon ... L'Organisateur
Melchior Aquino ... Keller
Nouredine Ameur ... Mr. Meyer


Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his destination, Sebastian falls into a degenerate, clandestine world of mental chaos behind closed doors in which men gamble on the lives of others men. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Official Sites:

Revolver Entertainment [UK]



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Release Date:

8 February 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

13  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,805, 30 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$121,390, 12 November 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Tzameti" is the Georgian word for thirteen. See more »


When Sebastien returns to the home to see about the work and about getting paid, and Mrs. Godon informs him that the house is the responsibility of Jean Francois's sister, the shadow of a boom can be seen on the wall. See more »


Referenced in Luck (2009) See more »

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a perfect thriller
2 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a brilliant movie. It's not a bloated Hollywood concoction, derived of any original idea or emotion. It tells its story and ends, does not linger endlessly and unnecessarily. It revolves around a single bright idea, which it carries and improves through its length. The fact that it's shot in B/W only adds to the effect, making it more gritty and realistic. It also enhances the expressions of characters, making them more artistic.

The casting is perfect as well, in my opinion. At times, I got the feeling that I'm watching real people and not actors. Great soundtrack which doesn't convolute every scene as silence plays a big role in the movie, building the tension.

This movie just reminds what cinema is really about; why films move people and make them feel things. It's an absolute treat.

Lastly, this movie has the single best sequence I saw in a movie for a long time. It's raw,gripping and nerve racking. Also, pay attention to sounds and looks, which at times tells a whole sentence. Do not watch any trailers or read any detailed reviews on this film to feel the full effect.

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