A retiring assassin suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of a hit, contracted by none other than his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees.

Director:

Jonas Åkerlund

Writers:

Jayson Rothwell (screenplay by), Víctor Santos (based on the Dark Horse graphic novel "Polar: Came from the cold" by)
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607 ( 35)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Duncan Vizla
Vanessa Hudgens ... Camille
Katheryn Winnick ... Vivian
Fei Ren ... Hilde
Ruby O. Fee ... Sindy
Matt Lucas ... Blut
Robert Maillet ... Karl
Anthony Grant ... Facundo
Josh Cruddas ... Alexei
Lovina Yavari ... Junkie Jane
Ayisha Issa ... Jazmin
Pedro Miguel Arce ... Pedro
Anastasia Marinina ... Evalina
Martin Zolotarev ... Evalina's Son
Richard Dreyfuss ... Porter
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Storyline

A retiring assassin suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of a hit, contracted by none other than his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees.

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Taglines:

If the Job doesn't kill you, Retirement will. See more »


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The cabin where Vanessa Hudgens's character lives is the same as the one from The Umbrella Academy: I Heard a Rumor (2019). The back travelling shot of the last scene is almost the same as the one used in that episode. See more »

Goofs

While photographing the owl it flies away making the sound of flapping wings. Owls possess silent flight capabilities. See more »

Quotes

Duncan Vizla: Try not to be scared.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits roll from top-to-bottom instead of the more widely used bottom-to-top See more »

Connections

References Death Wish II (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Hometown Sweetheart
Written by Guy Fletcher & Rod Williams
Courtesy of APM Music on behalf of EMI Music Publishing
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Exactly what I had hoped for
26 January 2019 | by matthewkodadekSee all my reviews

This isn't high art, it's certainly not Oscar bait or even trying to be tongue in cheek...this is a blatantly bloody and violent thrill ride with little exposition and a single purpose: gratuitous violence with no deeper meaning.

If you watch this for any other reason, be prepared for copious disappointment. No nuance or subtlety, just a murder ballet for the masses.

I predict that as is the current trend, that the audience will love/like it while the critics lambast it...shows the growing irrelevance of the professional critic as their disconnect with the audience grows.


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Official Sites:

Official Netflix

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Polar See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Censored Version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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