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22 Bullets (2010)

L'immortel (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 24 March 2010 (France)
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A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.

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Richard Berry

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Franz-Olivier Giesbert (novel), Richard Berry (scenario and adaptation) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Charly Matteï
Kad Merad ... Tony Zacchia
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Martin Beaudinard
Marina Foïs ... Marie Goldman
Joey Starr ... Le pistachier (as JOEYSTARR)
Richard Berry ... Aurelio Rampoli
Venantino Venantini ... Padovano
Claude Gensac ... Mme Fontarosa
Joséphine Berry ... Eva Matteï
Max Baissette de Malglaive ... Anatole Matteï
Catherine Samie ... Stella Matteï
Moussa Maaskri ... Karim
Lucie Phan Lucie Phan ... Pat Nguyen
Fani Kolarova Fani Kolarova ... Christelle Mattei
Jessica Forde ... Clothilde
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Storyline

Charly Mattei has turned a new leaf on his past as an outlaw. For the past three years he's been living a comfortable life and devoting himself to his wife and two kids. However, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the underground parking garage of Marseille's Old Port with 22 bullets in his body. Against all odds, he will not die. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Le sang versé ne sèche jamais (Spilt blood doesn't dry)


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 March 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

22 Bullets See more »

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Budget:

EUR18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,263,717
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filming lasted 14 weeks. See more »

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When Charly Matteï is driving and looking for an empty parking slot, his car has a major crack in his windshield. After finding a spot and shutting down the engine the crack is gone. See more »

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Referenced in Nanoman: Fekalonia (2015) See more »

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Un Bel Di Vedremo
Music by Giacomo Puccini (as G. Puccini) and lyrics by Giuseppe Giacosa (as G. Giacosa) and Luigi Illica (as L. Illica)
Performed by Maria Callas and Nicolai Gedda
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je ne parle pas
17 September 2010 | by r_imdb-369See all my reviews

I can't believe that in all of France there isn't one person who can do a decent translation of French into English subtitles. Considering that Reno is a major star, you'd think they would provide those of us viewers who "je ne parle pas" with less embarrassing captions. I mean c'mon folks, it's really annoying to have to translate the translation. This was on par with the worst of Russian and Asian subtitle efforts -- only not nearly as funny.

Notwithstanding the lousy captions, as far as I could tell Jean Reno plays retired French mobster Charlie Mattei who is assassinated and shot 22 times. He survives, miraculously, and vows to find out who ordered the hit. Very soon the line between friends and foes starts to blur as he gets closer to the truth and the core of Marseille's underbelly.

22 Bullets - originally titled "L'immortel" - is a vengeance movie as much as it is a mafia flick, so I am not surprised that the angle shifts from who-dunnit to "how's he gonna kill 'em all?" Still, L'immortel is trying to sell itself to us as serious crime drama, showing some historic snippets of Reno becoming the kingpin and so forth. But L'immortel never really is more than skin deep when it comes to the characters' backgrounds, careers or lifestyles, therefore their actions, thoughts and motivations stay in the dark.

L'immortel has a few highlights, but complexity, character development and consistency are not its strong suit. Most importantly however it lacks the street cred and its authenticity of e.g. GOMORRAH. L'immortel may not be a terrible movie, but it's not much more than overcooked stew made of the genre's most frequently used ingredients.


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