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A Pain in the Ass (2008)

L'emmerdeur (original title)
An unlikely friendship develops between a hitman and a suicidal guy who have both checked into the same hotel for different reasons.

Director:

Francis Veber

Writers:

Francis Veber, Francis Veber (play)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Berry ... Jean Milan / Ralf Milan
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... François Pignon
Pascal Elbé ... Edgar Wolf
Virginie Ledoyen ... Louise
Laurent Paolini Laurent Paolini ... Le garçon d'étage
Michel Aumont ... François Randoni
Cédric Chevalme Cédric Chevalme ... Le gendarme #1
Laurie Lefret Laurie Lefret ... La jeune fille
José Paul José Paul ... Le photographe #1
Stéphane Bierry Stéphane Bierry ... Le photographe #2
Mathieu Busson Mathieu Busson ... Le caissier de la station-service
Jérémie Covillault Jérémie Covillault ... Le policier #1
Samuel Dupuy Samuel Dupuy ... Le policier #2
Philippe Beglia Philippe Beglia ... Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel
Sandra Moreno Sandra Moreno ... La secrétaire de Wolf
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An aging mobster is being transported from prison to the courthouse in Nice where he may name names. Milan, a hit man, checks into a hotel with a view of the courthouse; he sets up with a high-powered rifle to wait. François, a self-pitying photographer whose wife has left him, checks into the room next to Milan, intent on suicide. His bumbling, his constant chatter, and his calls to his ex and her husband threaten to keep Milan from success. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Only the french
14 June 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Let me start, by saying, that I didn't know this was a remake and I haven't seen the Original movie. The idea it plays with is funny enough to be remade I guess. And only the french seem to be able to walk this fine line, between being annoying and successful with this concept, which this movie proves, too.

Talking about annoying, one of the two main characters, is very annoying, but without him, you wouldn't have a movie. And although some things seem completely OTT, it still maintains a nice rhythm, which is owed to the script and of course the actors. If you are willing to let yourself go with the flow of the movie, you will very much enjoy it. Actually I'm surprised that there is no plan to make a Hollywood Remake yet. On second thought though, it is pretty difficult to adapt for a mainstream audience!


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Official Sites:

TFM Distribution [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 December 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

France

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$2,030,916
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(European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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