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Requiem for a Killer (2011)

Requiem pour une tueuse (original title)
Lucrèce, the best killer in the business, accepts a final job: eliminate an opera singer who threatens the interests of a corporation. She's hired as a contralto for a festival her target is singing in, but things don't happen as planned.

Director:

Jérôme Le Gris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mélanie Laurent ... Lucrèce
Clovis Cornillac ... Rico
Tchéky Karyo ... l'Arménien
Xavier Gallais Xavier Gallais ... Xavier de Ferrières
Christopher Stills Christopher Stills ... Alexander Child
Corrado Invernizzi ... Vittorio Biamonte
Michel Fau ... Le chef d'orchestre
Frédérique Tirmont Frédérique Tirmont ... La colonel
Johan Leysen ... Van Kummant
Julie Fuchs Julie Fuchs ... Olga Babayova
Geoffrey Bateman Geoffrey Bateman ... Le PDG British Oil
Philippe Morier-Genoud Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Le prêtre
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... Le maitre de chant
Julien Israël Julien Israël ... Seymour
Bruno Flender Bruno Flender ... Ottmar
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Storyline

Lucrèce is a contract killer in search of a new life. Specialized in the use of poisons and enamored with opera, she accepts a difficult, final hit in a castle in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Posing as a soprano, Lucrèce must perform on stage during the very prestigious Festival of Ermeux and slaughter one of her co-performers, British baritone Alexander Child, who recently bought a distillery in Scotland, and thus became the only obstacle to a strategic pipeline project with considerable financial ramifications. He just won a long legal battle against British Oil, who now has no other choice but to eliminate him. To complicate things, French counter-espionage learns of the hit and sends Rico, a reinstated former agent, to infiltrate the orchestra, unmask and terminate all who wish harm to Alexander Child. Rico has no information on the killer and has a lot of trouble identifying her amid a horde of suspicious characters: an obnoxious conductor, a particularly proud tenor and a ... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

23 February 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pausa para um Assassinato See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€8,459,177 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€415,600 (France), 27 February 2011, Limited Release
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

With this film, Jérôme Le Gris aimed to make a modern Alfred Hitchcock-style thriller. In particular the character of Lucrèce is supposed to be a take on the "Hitchcock Blonde" and the music aims to be similar to that of Bernard Herrmann. See more »

Goofs

Lucrèce has two very noticeable beauty spots on her lower neck. Throughout the film, these spots keep changing side. See more »

Soundtracks

Le Messie
(extraits de l'Opratorio de Heandel)
Music by George Frideric Handel (as Haendel)
Orchestra performed by Les Siècles
Conducted by François-Xavier Roth
Contralto : Delphine Galou
Soprano : Julie Fuchs
Ténor : Corrado Invernizzi
Basse : Florian Westphal
Chorus : Pygmalion
Chorus Master : Raphaël Pichon
enregistré au Studio DAVOUT et mixé au Studio EGERE par Jiri Heger
(p) 2010 ALTER FILM/STUDIOCANAL
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a disastrous french movie
24 February 2012 | by rightwingisevilSee all my reviews

i don't if the french movie producers got different logic from other countries' movie producers. i don't even understand how this slow crawling screenplay would be approved into real production. the casting was not bad, but the scenario, the plot, the storyline of this screenplay were just too boring to the extreme. i wonder if the production team had felt asleep during the shooting. this is a absolutely deadbeat french movie, tried so hard to have some classy touch with sublime religious music and songs praising the lord while murders were executed behind the scene. what we got is a beautiful french actress mimic a singer with beautiful costumes and make-up. the dialog boring, the acting deadbeat, the directing Zzzzz snooze off the director's chair, all the production team couldn't help yawning all the time with sleepy tears from yawning. the murders, the conspiracy, the cat, the allergy, the sparkling wine or champagne, the heavenly songs.... so what it was all about? I COULDN'T CARE LESS, because i am more interested in watching the ants doing their daily chores along my backyard's patio concrete slabs.


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