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The Kidnappers

The Kidnappers

A Feature film by Graham Guit

Produced by La Chauve-Souris

Release in France : 25/11/1998

    Synopsis

    Ace safecracker Armand gets out of jail, only to find another guy in bed with his girlfriend Claire — a money-loving good-time girl, expert disabler of security systems and guardian angel of her kid brother, Zero — a depressive, maniacal getaway driver who grates on the delicate nerves of Ulysse — a gun-crazy, terminally small-time crook. They should never have worked together, let alone trusted one another, but Ulysse won’t take no for an answer. He’s decided that he and his dream team are going to pull off the easiest burglary of the century.

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    La Chauve-Souris

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    Subject

    “The Kidnappers’“ is a genre movie and there aren’t many of those in France. I like American films. They have no problem with making entertainment movies. They don’t feel hung-up or guilty about it. They give pleasure, and that’s already quite something. [...] A word often used about my first film, ‘Shooting Stars’, was ‘offbeat’. This time I took a more straightforward approach, with down-to-earth situations that the actors approach on the level, not tongue-in-cheek. It’s an action movie but there’s still a kind of lightness about it. (Graham Guit in “Le Journal du Dimanche”)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Éric Névé

    Screenwriter :

    Graham Guit

    Sound recordists :

    Marc-Antoine Beldent, Christian Fontaine, Emmanuel Augeard

    Editor :

    Marie-Blanche Colonna

    Music Composer :

    Marc Collin

    Sales Agent :

    Patrick Binet

    Assistant Director :

    Ivan Fegyveres

    Director of Photography :

    Dominique Chapuis

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Pascal Launay, Marquita Doassans

    Production Designer :

    Didier Naert

    Costume designer :

    Virginie Montel

    Still Photographer :

    Éric Caro

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    25/11/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    93.106

    Visa issue date :

    13/11/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Posters (1)

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