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Break of Dawn (2002)

Entre chiens et loups (original title)
The story of two ex-legionnaires in a mission of political assasination in Romania. A candid portrayal of the human side of assassins.

Director:

Alexandre Arcady
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Berry ... Adrien
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Werner
Joaquim de Almeida ... Radman / Constantin
Anouk Grinberg ... Marie
Etienne Chicot ... Carreras
Moussa Maaskri ... Pierrot
Cristian Iacob ... Matov
Alexandru Repan Alexandru Repan ... Kalhine
Valentin Teodosiu Valentin Teodosiu ... Stanescu
Andrei Finti ... Man in Hospital
Salah Teskouk Salah Teskouk ... Werner's Father
Jovanka Sopalovic ... Sonia
Jameson Pepper Jameson Pepper ... Antonie
Geo Dobre Geo Dobre ... Casino Manager
Jean-Claude de Goros Jean-Claude de Goros ... Pilot
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They're strangers. Adrien, a former high-flying bank robber, recently released from prison and suffering from an incurable form of cancer... Werner, a sniper and ex-legionnaire, presently a mercenary, who has seen it all, from Angola to Sarajevo. He is driven by suicidal madness... ~A contract brings them together in Bucharest: a rigged attack on a Romanian general standing for election, an attack during which they will let themselves be killed. In return, a million dollars in cash each. Enough to ensure Adrien's family's future and to give Werner one last opportunity to face death head on... The journey begins tensely. Everything sets them apart, with only their imminent death in common. Yet, the ice slowly breaks. A friendship without a future is the only friendship possible for these two men. After their past experiences, they know they're condemned but they never once imagined what awaits them... No one could have... The fake "attack" turns into a bloodbath. Adrien and Werner are ... Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama

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France | USA

Language:

French | Romanian

Release Date:

11 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Break of Dawn See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$516,963
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

UK version is cut (36 sec.) to remove sight of organized dog fighting. See more »

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Break of dawn
Written by Félix Gray
Performed by Johnny Hallyday
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Hard to follow and no real payoff for the effort
4 February 2019 | by freydis-eSee all my reviews

There are only two reviews, so I'll add another. I did try at first to stay with this, but the plot and character motivations were always a mystery. Things seemed to happen for no reason and because I never cared about either of the main characters, my attention soon started to wander.

There's nothing unusual or interesting here, a sequence of stock action situations, reasonably staged in themselves. I'm not a fan of action for action's sake, and those who are will doubtless enjoy this more than I did. I can't praise the acting because they were unable to engage me. I watched for about an hour then gave up, so I can't comment on the ending.


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