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A Feature film by Mathieu Kassovitz

Produced by Lazennec & Associés

Release in France : 16/05/1997


    Mr Wagner is a craftsman. For more than forty years, he has been paid to kill people. And for more than forty years, he has done the job perfectly, with an ambiguous but genuine work ethic that he claims is necessary. When he meets Max, 25 and unemployed, Wagner thinks he has found his successor. He strives to teach him his skills and sense of ethics...

    Actors (17)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Lazennec & Associés

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    This is a film on the razor's edge, a film against violence where we show violence in order to condemn it. There's a violent scene at the beginning, followed by even more violent scenes but you never see the people being shot, you see the killers but you never see the victims. It's realistic so as to get as possible to life and true violence with the idea of trying to sicken people. Obviously, some people will be too sickened to accept or understand it, whatever my aims were." (Mathieu Kassovitz)

    Full credits (22)

    Executive Producer :

    Christophe Rossignon

    Screenwriters :

    Mathieu Kassovitz, Nicolas Boukhrief

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Aïm

    Sound assistants :

    Amaury de Nexon, Emmanuel Pietri

    Camera Operator :

    Georges Diane

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Isabelle Sauvanon

    Sound editors :

    Corinne Rozenberg, Vincent Guillon, Gérard Hardy

    Production Designer :

    Philippe Chiffre

    Stunt performer :

    Jean-Louis Airola

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Dalmasso

    Location managers :

    Guillaume Favreau, Sophie Quiedeville

    Assistant directors :

    Éric Pujol, Ludovic Bernard

    Co-producers :

    Adeline Lecallier, Alain Rocca

    Sound recordists :

    Bernard Aubouy, Jacques Descomps

    Assistant Operators :

    Hervé Lodé, Elin Kirschfink, Marie Spencer, Marie Sorribas

    Production Manager :

    Xavier Amblard

    Editors :

    Mathieu Kassovitz, Yannick Kergoat

    Continuity supervisor :

    Aruna Villiers

    Foley artist :

    Nicolas Becker

    Costume designer :

    Virginie Montel

    Still Photographer :

    Guy Ferrandis

    Foreign distributor :

    Emil Elmer

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    2 h 10 min

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    Dolby SRD