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Point Blank (2010)

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Samuel, a male nurse, saves the life of a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's wife hostage and force him to spring their boss.

Director:

Fred Cavayé

Writers:

Fred Cavayé (scenario), Guillaume Lemans (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gilles Lellouche ... Samuel Pierret
Roschdy Zem ... Hugo Sartet
Gérard Lanvin ... Commandant Patrick Werner
Elena Anaya ... Nadia Pierret
Mireille Perrier Mireille Perrier ... Commandant Fabre
Claire Pérot ... Capitaine Anaïs Susini
Moussa Maaskri ... Capitaine Vogel
Pierre Benoist Pierre Benoist ... Capitaine Mercier
Valérie Dashwood Valérie Dashwood ... Capitaine Moreau
Virgile Bramly ... Capitaine Mansart
Nicky Naudé ... Capitaine Richert (as Nicky Naude)
Adel Bencherif ... Luc Sartet
Vincent Colombe ... Interne de garde
Chems Dahmani Chems Dahmani ... Aide-soignant
Grégoire Bonnet Grégoire Bonnet ... Jaffart, chef DPJ
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Storyline

Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife (Elena Anaya) hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count rises. Can Samuel evade the cops and the criminal underground and deliver his beloved to safety? Written by thewanger

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rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 December 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Point Blank See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,031, 31 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$706,937, 13 November 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of Auclert is mentioned by the police early on a few times. This was the surname of the main characters in Cavaye's previous film, Pour Elle (Anything For Her). See more »

Goofs

When Samuel tries to wake up Hugo, in a shot across the corridor in the renovated hospital floor, a face can be seen on the left behind a door, looking down and talking. (around 19'30") See more »

Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, opera singer Renee Fleming's name is misspelled as "Flemming." See more »

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References Diva (1981) See more »

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Another exciting thriller from France.
6 October 2011 | by Rockwell_CronenbergSee all my reviews

This is how you make an action-packed thriller. Swift, brutal and void of any kind of silly subplots that give too much time to words when the characters should just be racing for their lives. They quickly establish the characters in a clean and effective way and then shock you by going right into the action. With a very nice 80 minute runtime the film breezes by without dragging for a moment and you really just get caught up in the exciting chaos of it all. There's definitely no reinventing the wheel here, but it stands up with Taken and Running Scared as one of the best action films to come out this past decade. It was exactly what I wanted.

There were some moments that really made me sit up in my chair just by how much of a gut punch they were; some things I definitely didn't see coming. Gilles Lellouche is a great leading man, capable of portraying both the everyman and the action star qualities of his character while still being completely believable when he has to portray the dramatic moments to keep you on his side and understanding of what he is fighting for. It's stylish as hell and is seriously just pushing it's foot to pavement for the entire running time. This is a real crowd-pleaser.


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