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13 Tzameti (2005)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 8 February 2006 (France)
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A man takes over a dead man's task without realizing the horror it entails.

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Géla Babluani

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Géla Babluani
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Cast

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George Babluani ... Sébastien (as Georges Babluani)
Aurélien Recoing ... Jacky
Pascal Bongard ... Le maître de cérémonie
Fred Ulysse Fred Ulysse ... Alain
Nicolas Pignon Nicolas Pignon ... Le parrain
Vania Vilers ... Mr. Schlondorff
Christophe Vandevelde Christophe Vandevelde ... Ludo
Olga Legrand Olga Legrand ... Mme Godon
Augustin Legrand Augustin Legrand ... José
Jo Prestia ... Pierre Bléreau (as Joé Prestia)
Philippe Passon Philippe Passon ... Jean-François Godon
Djalalli Amouche Djalalli Amouche ... Abel
Serge Chambon Serge Chambon ... L'Organisateur
Melchior Aquino Melchior Aquino ... Keller
Nouredine Ameur Nouredine Ameur ... Mr. Meyer
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Storyline

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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Trivia

"Tzameti" is the Georgian word for thirteen, so the title of this film translates to 13 Thirteen. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on the Sundance Channel is letter-boxed and 90 minutes long. See more »

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Remade as 13 (2010) See more »

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a perfect thriller
2 February 2006 | by picradSee 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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Country:

France

Language:

French | Georgian | German

Release Date:

8 February 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

13 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,805, 30 July 2006

Gross USA:

$121,390

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$795,223
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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