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Antidote (2014)

Panzehir (original title)
A legendary hitman trying to retire for love, is poisoned by his mob boss foster father, forcing him to team up with an undercover cop to survive one final bloody night of revenge and redemption.

Director:

Alper Caglar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Emin Boztepe Emin Boztepe ... Kadir Korkut
Cüneyt Arkin ... Kara Cemal
Tolga Akdogan Tolga Akdogan ... Polis Cem
Christina Gottschalk Christina Gottschalk ... Elsa Lund
Emir Benderlioglu Emir Benderlioglu ... Ferit (as Atif Emir Benderlioglu)
Murat Arkin ... Young Kara Cemal
Kaan Urgancioglu ... Mehmet Korkut
Florence Eugene ... Maria Sasso
Öykü Gürman ... Zeynep
Levent Can ... Nazik Hayri
Hüseyin Özay Hüseyin Özay ... Haymanali Civan
Çagdas Agun Çagdas Agun ... Tatar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ali Aksöz Ali Aksöz ... Young Hadji Emmi
Edoardo Costa ... Francesco Sasso
Caglar Ertugrul ... Kagan Dagdeviren (as Çaglar Ertugrul)
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Storyline

Istanbul criminal underworld; a place of merciless families and swaggering hitmen afraid of no one. Kadir Korkut, nicknamed the "Demon" is the most fearsome of their kind. When he wants to retire for the love of a blind German pianist, it starts a chain of events which will paint the night red. His boss and foster father, Kara Cemal betrays and coerces Kadir by poisoning him to perform two final hits on the two largest rival families in order to receive the antidote. Outgunned, outmanned and facing impossible odds he has to team up with an outed undercover police mole Cem, and somehow survive his final night of revenge and redemption. Written by Elmalma

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Hell's on earth. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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A foreign hit-man movie with substance
16 September 2015 | by JakubBednarSee all my reviews

I've seen countless movies about a assassins in my time and this is definitely on par with the best. Never before have I seen a movie produced in Turkey and after seeing this I have a high degree of respect for Turkish cinema.

The great thing about the execution of this film is it's character building and no need for an overdose of special effects.

The cast was excellent and surely had this been an amateur director and/or producer this would have turned out very badly.

The substance very much reminds me of another assassin movie "Léon: The Professional".

Well done Turkey for this exceptional feature film.


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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

9 May 2014 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

The Antidote See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$446,619
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