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L'immortel (2010)

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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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Box Office

Budget:

€18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€2,612,032 (France), 28 March 2010, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first song being performed during the ending credits, is the same song that was sung by the Diva Plavalaguna in a concert on the cruise ship Fhloston Paradise in the movie The Fifth Element (1997), starring Bruce Willis and Mills Jovovich. See more »

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Charly's right arm is supposed to be paralyzed yet, whenever he is riding the motorcycle, he works the controls as if his arm and hand are perfectly normal. See more »

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Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
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28 December 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Jean Renos character would probably not even smile at 50 Cents near-death experience. That wouldn't even be considered a scratch in his book. But apart from this (useless?) trivia, there is so much that you can find in this movie. Jean Renos characterization for once. The story and the other characters too.

Of course you could say that this is romanticising an evil person a bit. But then again, this is a movie. You cannot try and apply rules of real life to it. Other movies with criminals involved might have been worse in that regard. And after all, there are experiences in life, that are truly life-changing. And if what Renos character has gone through does not count, what else does?

It's not all drama though, there is a good portion of action to be found here. And very well shot (no pun) and acted out. The end could not have been any other. At least not for me. Highly recommended


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