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The Killer (2007)

Le tueur (original title)
Leo Zimmermann,a business man from Paris dotes on his daughter.He proposes a strange offer to his killer when he is in town to execute Zimmermann.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gilbert Melki ... Léo
Grégoire Colin ... Kopas
Mélanie Laurent ... Stella
Sophie Cattani Sophie Cattani ... Sylvia
Xavier Beauvois ... Franzen
Jeanne Allard Jeanne Allard ... Alana
Jean-François Leforsonney Jean-François Leforsonney ... L'avocat
Sami Zitouni Sami Zitouni ... Ben
Renaud Gast Renaud Gast ... L'homme à la voiture
Aline Tcheou Aline Tcheou ... Femme de chambre chinoise (as Aline Cheou)
André Bellaiche André Bellaiche ... Le loueur de voiture 1
Joel Sajerstain Joel Sajerstain ... Le loueur de voiture 2
Aurélien Molas Aurélien Molas ... Le jeune homme ascenseur
Thierry Lounas Thierry Lounas ... L'homme à la caméra
Aygalent David Aygalent David ... Le receptionniste


Leo Zimmermann,a business man from Paris dotes on his daughter.He proposes a strange offer to his killer when he is in town to execute Zimmermann.

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I have not got all the time in the world.
14 July 2012 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A businessman discovers that someone took a contract out on him;this man apparently got it made although he remained honest (scene with the other executive ,a vital scene to understand the ending)but he is a bit paranoiac ,he finds his energy through chemistry and special injections .

If you are looking for an action -packed story,you 've got to move on:in fact ,the style reminds me of that of Jean Pierre Melville,but with more simplicity ,bald style;as the victim asks for a reprieve ,in order to secure his daughter's future ,a depressing painful atmosphere sets in.The killer sleeps with a girl who is actually an escort girl paid by his future victim :he tells her about himself and meanwhile bonds grow between the two men;too bad that the scene when the killer is asked "do you feel any remorse after slaying someone you never met before?" was not more developed.

The three leads,principally the male ones,are not characters you meet every day;commercially ,the movie was not a success,but it might well become a sleeper.

A noir update of Gilles Grangier's "Trois Jours A Vivre" (1957)

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9 January 2008 (France) See more »

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