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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 but doesn't realize the horror it entails.

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Géla Babluani

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Géla Babluani
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Official Sites:

Revolver Entertainment [UK]

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

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A man places a bet on # 7 when in scene previous he's visible dead on the floor. See more »

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

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dark, ironical, surprising, full of tension, sad

I'm so grateful for having seen this movie on the silver screen. It's an amazingly dark film, in the style of Man Bites Dog, and it also has some elements of Eli Roth's Hostel. If you like movies with that dark atmosphere, don't miss this one! A young man who is hired to fix up an old house, finds a mysterious letter that has instructions. When he decides to follow them, more letters and instructions follow, and eventually he ends up in a house in the middle of the woods where he and others have to face a difficult task, in order to please the rich. If (the word IF is very important) he survives, he gets a lot of money. I'd love to tell you more about it, but it would ruin the surprise.

At the end, when you're watching the credits, I think you'll feel more satisfied than watching any American movie. This one has an ending, it can't have a sequel. The ending is quite ironical, it's been a while since a movie really surprised me with that. It's amazing what kinds of risks non-American movie makers take, what they put their characters through.

The cinematography was also surprising, it's a black and white movie, very stylish, film-noir like. Artsy, but not at all MTV-like. Once you get into the story, you'll begin to love the black and white, it's been such a good decision, and it adds to the atmosphere.

I had never seen a Georgian movie before so i was very excited and all my wishes came true. It was way better than i expected and when it's out on DVD, I'll rent it again, or buy it, that's for sure.

One last thing, if Géla Babluani's writing and directing a movie again, i hope it will be as awesome, dark and surprising again! He could be the Georgian Tarantino. 10/10


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