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The Lookout (2012)

Le guetteur (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 5 September 2012 (France)
A detective hunts for the marksman who foiled the plan to catch a notorious team of bank robbers.

Director:

Michele Placido

Writers:

Denis Brusseaux (screenplay), Cédric Melon (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Mattei
Mathieu Kassovitz ... Vincent Kaminski
Olivier Gourmet ... Franck
Francis Renaud ... Éric
Nicolas Briançon ... Meyer
Jérôme Pouly Jérôme Pouly ... David
Violante Placido ... Anna
Luca Argentero ... Nico
Arly Jover ... Kathy
Christian Hecq Christian Hecq ... Gerfaut (as Christian Hecq de la Comédie Française)
Michele Placido ... Giovanni
Hocine Choutri Hocine Choutri ... Gitan Arnaud
Pascal Bongard ... Mitch
Géraldine Martineau Géraldine Martineau ... Sonia
Flavien Tassart Flavien Tassart ... Marco Frazetti
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Chief Inspector Mattei and his team identifies bank robbers In Paris. They keep the group under surveillance and when they heist a bank, they are ready to arrest the criminals. However, the sniper Vincent Kaminski surprises the detectives and the gang escapes. Soon Mattei and his team arrest Vincent that does not accept to snitch his friends. When Vincent flees from the prison, Mattei hunts him down in a cat and mouse game and learns what happened to his son that died in Afghanistan. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Language:

French

Release Date:

5 September 2012 (France) See more »

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Sniper See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Great concept done really well
14 May 2019 | by robertemeraldSee all my reviews

I loved this movie. It got going really quickly, and there was plenty of edge seat action throughout, shot brilliantly, with great locations, and the quieter moments were filled with intense anxiety or dark menace, also done superbly, with great acting, and well cast. There are other sniper movies, but I can't remember seeing one in this context, as an element to a heist or to disrupt police actions. But there is greater originality than that, which I'd love to reveal but that would be a spoiler. The story is complex, and the characters deep. The lead may be familiar to others who have seen the supreme French spy drama The Bureau, and interestingly, plays a very similar role, that of the silent type, which he does with aplomb. I would have liked the movie to have run a little longer, to allow for more of the originality. It needed that to develop more dread, horror and danger. If any movie-makers read this, please take that on board if ever there is to be an English version. Loved the direction, colour and style of this movie. It was truly professional. Terrific!


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