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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

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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 »

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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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(P) 2003 Decca Music Group Ltd
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Excellent thriller
13 September 2011 | by dball-14See all my reviews

Someone who complains about "lack of depth" doesn't get it. This is a very well-acted--in fact brilliantly acted--well-directed, well-paced, well-plotted thriller. If you want "depth", see subtle films about love and betrayal and friendship, etc. Nothing wrong with that, but this is a thriller. We know enough about the characters to make us care, and man, we do care! and make them believable. That's quite enough for a thriller.

As others have observed, the actors are magnificent. First, the unwilling hero: as in great Hitchcock films (I'm thinking particularly of "North by Northwest"), he's an ordinary guy, not a tough, trained super-hero. Gilles Lelouche is totally convincing in that role. And the one who seems to be the bad guy, Roshdy Zem, and who develops in the course of the film, is perfect. Neither he nor anybody else in this film overacts.


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