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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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(Izïa Higelin/Izïa Higelin-Sébastien Hoog
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Tight action thriller, no CGI , car chases or explosions
30 August 2011 | by bobbobwhiteSee all my reviews

Outside of Hollywood, good and realistic action films can be successful without the Hollywood Big 3 of American action films.....CGI, car chases and boo-coo explosions. And, French films always deliver when mean, harsh, brutal and uncaring play the main roles. Great looking pregnant wife, Liam Neesom-resembling husband, despicable and brutal criminals uncaring about human values and life, and brutal dirty cops even less caring about human life made this one of my faves for the year so far.

Point Blank was a 100% serious film with great pacing and no smart-ass or comedic side tracks or poorly placed romance throw-ins as are so often stupidly done by Hollywood, plus it had plenty of the most terrifying and brutal behavior of human psychopathy to scare you silly. Other than a few timing errors where the director stayed with a few scenes longer than he should have for best effect, such as the one when the dirty cop was discovered, it was a well done seat-edge thriller to the end. And, yes, we all knew how it would end, as all those horrible experiences resulted in a typical ending.......good for the good guys and bad for the baddies.

How regular people in real life could ever have more or less normal lives after all that bloody terror and murder is beyond my understanding, but somehow these film characters seemed to be able to do it.


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