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Partisan (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 2 October 2015 (USA)
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Alexander, a boy who has been raised in a sequestered commune, finds that his increasing unwillingness to fall in line puts him on a collision course with Gregori, the society's charismatic and domineering leader.

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Ariel Kleiman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Gregori
Florence Mezzara ... Susanna
Esther Blaser-Tokarev Esther Blaser-Tokarev ... Nurse
Charlotte Miller Charlotte Miller ... Baby Alexander / Baby Martin
Jeremy Chabriel ... Alexander
Katalin Hegedus Katalin Hegedus ... Magdalena
Daniel Vernikovski Daniel Vernikovski ... Andre
Samuel Eydlish Samuel Eydlish ... Ruben
Csenge Birloni Csenge Birloni ... Ruth
Sapidah Kian Sapidah Kian ... Maria
Zsofia Stavropoulos Zsofia Stavropoulos ... Bella
Viviana Martinez Viviana Martinez ... Sophia
Alexander Dahlberg Alexander Dahlberg ... Nicholas
Anna Eydlish Anna Eydlish ... Irene
Natalia Gorbacheva Natalia Gorbacheva ... Sylvia
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Alexander, a boy who has been raised in a sequestered commune, finds that his increasing unwillingness to fall in line puts him on a collision course with Gregori, the society's charismatic and domineering leader.

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A World within will not sustain the will to freedom.

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Drama | Thriller

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Australia

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English

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2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Original and interesting throughout! 7/10
27 May 2016 | by leonblackwoodSee all my reviews

Review: For such a basic movie about a man, Gregori (Vincent Cassel) who builds his own territory for troubled women with children, and also lives with his wife Susanna (Florence Mezzara) and young son Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel), who is a trained cold blooded killer, it really did touch me. Alexander just wants do be a normal young boy, and he is curious about the outside world and the right and wrongs of life but his father has his own ideas for Alexander, and he tries to gear him towards the secluded life that he has built. After the strange disappearance of a young boy, who turns against Gregori, Alexander becomes weary of his father's intentions and he starts to question his life as an assassin, which doesn't go down to well with Gregori. His love for his mother and there new born baby, makes him take matters into his own hands, so he can better there life and get them away from the demanding and extremely unorthodox, Gregori. This is definitely an original concept, with some great acting from Cassel, Chabriel and the little boy who goes against Gregori. The whole trained assassin element, was a bit weird and the fact that they kept on getting away with it, wasn't very realistic but the rest of the storyline was great. Scenes like when Gregori's methods were questioned by the little boy, who was totally against killing the chicken, made this film a joy to watch and the transformation for Cassel, who really did look like he had the world on his shoulders, was also impressive. For a low budget, independent movie, that didn't get the biggest distribution campaign from the studio, I'm glad that I gave this movie a chance because I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great!

Round-Up: French actor Vincent Cassel, 49, first impressed me in the movie La Haine in 1995, and he has gone on to make big budget movies like Joan of Arc, Shrek, Irreversible, Ocean's 12 & 13, Derailed, Eastern Promises, Mesrine, Black Swan, A Dangerous Method and Child 44. His next big movie, Jason Bourne alongside Matt Damon, proves that he definitely has the ability to star in big budget movies, while he still makes films for his native country but I personally think that he doesn't get the recognition that he deserves. Anyway, this movie was directed and written by Ariel Kleiman, 31, who has only made 5 shorts in his career. For his first major project, he certainly got the most out of the actors and the great script kept the movie interesting, from beginning to end. 

I recommend this movie to people who are into their thriller/dramas starring Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Florence Mezzara and Charlotte Miller. 7/10


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