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

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Danny Lerner's 2nd and last film as a writer and director. See more »

Goofs

In the shootout on the bus, Galia, who appears to have a 9mm Beretta, continues to fire 19-20 bullets in a row before running out of ammo without reloading. Such a gun, depending on the magazine size, should only have 12-15 bullets. See more »

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Sex Trafficker: I told you girls to smile.
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Average action female killer film
14 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

A Ukranian woman, Galia, is working as a prostitute in Tel Aviv, when her friend is beaten and stabbed to death. She survives the abuse by the Russian mobster and he offers her a deal to stop selling her body if she will become an assassin instead. She is given a modest apartment and follows orders. Her passport is being held, preventing her from traveling to see her daughter.

Day after day, her neighbor, Elinor, is physically abused by her husband. She finally stabs him and the two run away as the mob turns on Galia after she steals money she is owed by her mafia bosses. The speaking parts alternate from English to Russian to Hebrew with subtitles.

There are the usual chase scenes and shootouts and Olga Kurylenko is sexy as Galia, the lead hit woman on the run from the bad guys. A desperate woman doing anything necessary to survive in a cold, cruel world, The Assassin Next Door is depressing and in the end an average action film.


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