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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.

Director:

Richard Berry

Writers:

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
JoeyStarr ... 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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

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:

EUR18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,695,883
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Berry originally wanted to hire James Newton Howard to compose the film's music, but eventually set his sights on Klaus Badelt after he was advised to listen to the music he composed for Anything for Her (2008). After meeting with Badelt and showing him the film when he learned the composer was in Paris, Berry was pleasantly surprised to hear him say that it was him who was asking to score the movie, not the other way around. See more »

Goofs

When the gang shoot Reno's character with the 22 bullets, they also use a shotgun. When the bullets are removed, they are all bullets. Shotguns also fire slugs, and that's exactly what doctors are shown to extract from Mattei's body. The bullets and slugs removed are all severely deformed. See more »

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Referenced in Nanoman: Fekalonia (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

"Tutte Le Feste Al Tempio'
Written by Giuseppe Verdi (as G. Verdi) and Francesco Maria Piave (as F.M. Piave)
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Fast paced, but nothing that hasn't been done before and filled with clichés
21 April 2010 | by w_vos67See all my reviews

I went to this movie in Sneak Preview, otherwise I probably would not have gone to watch it. The thought of watching a two hour thing about a French mafioso (do they even have Mafia in France?) who survives 22 bullets and then goes on a rampage of revenge, just doesn't appeal to me...

I'm going to have to admit that the movie wasn't really that bad though. There were some nice (and also brutal) scenes and Jean Reno was his usual steady self, nothing spectacular, but not bad either... overall the acting wasn't too bad. Not outstanding either, but given the fact that there are a lot of French nobody's in the film, (no disrespect intended!) that was a pleasant surprise.

However, there were too many cliché's in this movie to make it anything more than amusing. The whole story was very predictable, with no unexpected plot twists or anything spectacular that will make it memorable.

Conclusion: If you wanna lay back and watch an entertaining movie, this is probably one for you. However, if you are looking for a little more depth, pass on this one. It's not like you haven't seen this before...


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