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Killing Zoe (1993)

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The cab driver sets American Zed up with Zoe in his Paris hotel. Despite FFR1000 charged, she's an art student with day jobs e.g. bank. Safecracker Zed meets his junkie friend after 11 years to rob a bank.

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Roger Avary

Writer:

Roger Avary
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stoltz ... Zed
Martin Raymond Martin Raymond ... Cab Driver
Eric Pascal Chaltiel Eric Pascal Chaltiel ... Bellboy
Julie Delpy ... Zoe
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Eric
Gary Kemp ... Oliver
Salvator Xuereb ... Claude
Bruce Ramsay ... Ricardo
Tai Thai ... Francois
Kario Salem ... Jean
Elise Renee Elise Renee ... Patchoo (as Elise Renée)
Cecilia Peck ... Martina
Ron Jeremy ... Concierge (as Ron Jeremy Hyatt)
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ... Bank Manager (as Gian Carlo Scandiuzzi)
Gérard Bonn Gérard Bonn ... Assistant Bank Manager (as Gerard Bonn)
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Storyline

Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all decide to rob a bank the following day. There's only one problem: Zed's call-girl, Zoe, just happens to work at the bank which is to be robbed! Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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Taglines:

We go in. We get what we want. We come out.

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, plentiful drug use and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crack Brain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,586, 21 August 1994

Gross USA:

$418,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$418,961
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shadow of the camera visible on the ground during the opening titles. See more »

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Ricardo: Let me properly introduce you. That is Henri. He likes to be called Chim-chim but we don't always get what we like.
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The characters, events and institutions depicted in this motion picture are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons or junkies, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Italian version omits all references to Eric (Jean-Hugues Anglade's character) being HIV-positive: the moment when he tells about it to Zed is not included. Also omitted is the dialogue at the end, when Zed tells Zoe that the blood covering his face is mostly Eric's (suggesting the possibility that he might have been infected). See more »

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Attention-Grabbing French Crime Film
21 March 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

A rough and sometimes sordid movie is a short way to summarize this film. It's about a no-nonsense gang of drugged-out French thieves whose bank robbery attempt backfires into a bloody mess.

For those who object, be warned there are a fair amount of subtitles in here and a lot of f-words. This was a tough gang, and the lead characters are pretty grubby, they aren't really very likable people.

I like Jean-Hughes Anglade's accent and I always like ogling Julie Delpy, although I've seen her look better. The city of Paris looked good with some nice shots in the beginning and at the end of the movie.

Anglade, as the leader of the gang, was brutal but fascinating. My only complaint was the film was too sordid in spots (drugs, language and attitude). but overall, an entertaining crime film. It gets your attention and keeps it.


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