Archive of films The Killer / Le tueur

France
2008, 96 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2008

A creepily symbiotic relationship develops between a professional assassin and his mark in The Killer, a modest but well-played debut by writer-director Cédric Anger. Strong performances make what sounds, on paper, like an improbable drama actually work on the bigscreen.


Synopsis

A creepily symbiotic relationship develops between a professional assassin and his mark in The Killer, a modest but well-played debut by writer-director Cédric Anger. A cool-faced hitman with a suitably foreign-sounding name, Kopas (Grégoire Colin), arrives in Paris and checks into a hotel, where he finds his target is middle-aged investment advisor Leo Zimmerman (Gilbert Melki). Kopas visits Leo in his office in the guise of a potential investor, and an immediate, dramatic resonance is established between the two. Leo seems well off and happy enough on the surface, but is clearly a smart operator with hidden secrets. Anger shows cool but intense attachment to his characters, underlined by wintry, pre-Christmas lensing of stark Paris locations by veteran d.p. Caroline Champetier.

Contacts

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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
   
Director: Cédric Anger
Screenplay: Cédric Anger
Dir. of Photography: Caroline Champetier
Music: Gregoire Hetzel
Editor: Julian Leloup
Producer: Thomas Klotz, Saïd Ben Saïd
Production: Sunrise Films
Cast: Grégoire Colin, Gilbert Melki, Mélanie Laurent, Sophie Cattani, Xavier Beauvois
Contact: UGC International

Guests

Grégoire Colin

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