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Mathilde, despite her nurse's diploma, is a thirty year old struggling when it comes to work. She discovers poker when she becomes pregnant. Her nickname, La Tueuse (The Killer), is due to ... See full summary »

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Rodolphe Tissot

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Rodolphe Tissot
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Adrienne Pauly Adrienne Pauly ... Mathilde
Guillaume Denaiffe Guillaume Denaiffe ... Alexis
Maurice Bénichou ... Tarnowski
Sava Lolov Sava Lolov ... De Grieux
Anthony Bastié Anthony Bastié ... Tristan
Gauthier Baillot Gauthier Baillot ... Daniel
Céline Cuignet Céline Cuignet ... Clo
Yannick Choirat Yannick Choirat ... Bruno
Christiane Millet Christiane Millet ... La Baronne
Michel Ferracci Michel Ferracci ... Roland
David Chenaud David Chenaud ... Fabrice
Marie-Christine Orry Marie-Christine Orry ... La Directrice
Tewfik Jallab ... Maitre Saunier
Philippe Chaine Philippe Chaine ... David Sampoux
Marianne Pujas Marianne Pujas ... Anne
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Mathilde, despite her nurse's diploma, is a thirty year old struggling when it comes to work. She discovers poker when she becomes pregnant. Her nickname, La Tueuse (The Killer), is due to the pitiless way she destroys her opponents at the gaming table. But Mathilde becomes addicted to the game and her life turns upside down. Written by Anonymous

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France

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French

Release Date:

9 April 2010 (France) See more »

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Spielsüchtig See more »

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The Killer
4 June 2011 | by chronopupSee all my reviews

This movie doesn't show the worst things that addiction can take you too but it comes close and it does show the risks which is appropriate given that it is about gambling. Mostly about how personal responsibility relates to addiction but it shows a little of the problems in society, with online poker being easy to access and easy to spend large amounts of money. It is quite an intimate portrait of psychological suffering giving the main actress a chance to show off and her performance is sincere, the rest of the cast is similarly convincing. Paris at night provides a good background for the excitement of high stakes poker as well as underground game. As someone who went deeply into debt and hid a psychological condition I can say that it is an accurate portrayal what can go wrong and how hard it can be to come back after burning too many bridges.


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