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Banished (2007)

| Action, Comedy, Crime | 2007 (USA)
Charlie Vespa is the worlds most Skilled assassin and wants revenge for the death of his family.

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... Mel
... Theodore Strietzman
AmirAli Barani ... Ohar Odette
Arman Behrad ... Man With Briefcase
Brian Behrad ... Chris
Deborah Behrad ... Women Victim
... Mr. Tanaka's Girlfriend
... Sal
Koji Fueta ... Japanese Mob Guy
... Kelly Vespa (as Liron Gerti)
... Johnny Gunz
Shervin Kamali ... Cladio
Farzad Khorshidian ... Man in Trunk
Michelle Kolb ... Deborah Taylor
... Sorbo (as Marco Arras)
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In Banished Charlie Vespa is the worlds most Skilled assassin. He is also a family man with a burning conscience. After finding out his wife is pregnant, he leaves his organization and its leader the powerful and ruthless Ohar Odette. As tragedy strikes Charlie, he is left with nothing more to live for other than vengeance. Yet the plot thickens as Odette hires a violent and out of control contract killer to find Charlie. What follows is a tale of murder, revenge and at last redemption. Written by Anonymous

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There is no Honor Among the Damned


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$30,000 (estimated)
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This film started out as a short film, but two years after the short film was completed the director expanded it into a feature. See more »

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Theodore Strietzman: I may be a murderer Mr. Odette, but I know what I am worth.
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Yulunga
written by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard
performed by Dead Can Dance
Cleopatra
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Post-Modern Homage
22 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Banished contains many well-shot and well-edited sequences (the kung-fu ones in particular), and one can certainly tell that it took a long time and effort to put it together. Overall, I think it's an interesting post-modern homage to a certain type of cinema—it's not difficult to trace Tarantino's influence behind the characters, the atmospheres, the usage of slow motion, and the editing. It is the touch of irony that's added to the most bold technical choices what makes the film enjoyable. A film critic would probably lambaste the excessive usage of soft focus and high key lighting in the opening sequence, the redundant usage of close-ups of objects, statues, and glasses of whiskey, and the plethora of clichés about gangsters and their women that's disseminated throughout the film. However, I think they are laid out in an amusing way, showing that it didn't intend to take itself too seriously.


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