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The Assassin Next Door (2009)

Kirot (original title)
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A woman forced to work for the Russian Mafia as an assassin agrees to help her next-door neighbor kill her abusive husband.

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Danny Lerner

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Cast

Credited cast:
Olga Kurylenko ... Galia
Zohar Shtrauss ... Elinor's Husband
Ninet Tayeb ... Elinor
Reymonde Amsallem ... Bathhouse Attendant #1 (as Reymond Amsalem)
Liron Levo ... Roni
Henry David ... Peter
Vladimir Friedman Vladimir Friedman ... Mishka
John Pallotta John Pallotta
Shalom Michaelshwilli ... Michael
Yana Goor ... Nina
Lior Habra Lior Habra ... Barbie's Friend
Yuval Saragusi Yuval Saragusi ... Adar
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Storyline

In an old apartment building on the wrong side of the tracks, two women, unknown to each other, live across the hall on the second floor. Galia is an assassin involved against her will with the local sex-traffic mafia. All she wants is to reunite with her little daughter that she left back home in Ukraine. Eleanor is a grocery store cashier and a battered wife. She dreams of winning the lottery and running away from her abusive husband. Galia and Eleanor don't know each other, but as neighbors they share two things: an adjoining wall and a strong need to plan their escape. As Galia disobeys her latest contract, a woman target, and Eleanor discovers that she's pregnant, the two women decide to take action against their oppressors in a fight for survival and freedom. Written by Anonymous

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There are no walls See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Israel | France | USA

Language:

Hebrew | Russian | English

Release Date:

3 December 2009 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

The Assassin Next Door See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,948
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film, it's visual style, action sequences and storytelling was heavily influenced by Luc Besson films. See more »

Goofs

In the shootout on the bus, Galia, who appears to have a 9mm Beretta, when she runs out of ammo, instead of the gun chamber remaining open, remains closed as if there was more ammo in the magazine. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sex Trafficker: I told you girls to smile.
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Connections

Referenced in Prozhektorperiskhilton: Olga Kurylenko (2010) See more »

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.. needs to be more female action films
2 November 2014 | by bjariasSee all my reviews

Sometimes you come across a film that gives you more than expected. Nearly one hundred sixty thousand viewers said they have 'liked' this movie.. for a foreign film that's a lot of positive votes. Olga Kurylenko.. bit.ly/17NhB0G ..(tell me she's not a spot-on Rashida Jones twin.. bit.ly/179Bwol ) and Ninette Tayeb.. bit.ly/15WZTXw ..both perform admirably throughout the entire time. Their exceptional good looks wisely toned down for roles in this film. Don't be looking for a Nikita style film from start to finish.. it's near the end the real action kicks in. And the actual ending itself is an unresolved outcome (guess there are no emergency medics or ambulances in this town).


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