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Odd Job (2016)

Un petit boulot (original title)
An unemployed factory worker takes a job as a hit man to make ends meet.

Director:

Pascal Chaumeil

Writers:

Franz Bartelt (participation) (as Frantz Bartelt), Michel Blanc (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romain Duris ... Jacques Scoran
Michel Blanc ... Gardot
Alice Belaïdi ... Anita
Gustave Kervern ... Tom
Alex Lutz ... Brecht
Charlie Dupont Charlie Dupont ... Jeff
Philippe Grand'Henry Philippe Grand'Henry ... Carl
Thomas Mustin ... Mulot
Gaël Soudron Gaël Soudron ... Pierrot
Carole Trevoux Carole Trevoux ... Katie
Patrick Descamps Patrick Descamps ... Walter
Fabrice Adde ... Inspecteur Massé
Anne Paulicevich Anne Paulicevich ... Inspecteur 1
David Quertigniez David Quertigniez ... Inspecteur 2
Benoît Strulus Benoît Strulus ... Homme police
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An unemployed factory worker takes a job as a hit man to make ends meet.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Official Sites:

Gaumont [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 August 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Little Job See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,987,328
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Générique
by Mathieu Lamboley
(p) 2016 Gaumont
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Promising dark comedy
5 January 2017 | by georgecurca-36273See all my reviews

This movie has all the premise to be great, but it falls short in the second part. It builds up nicely and then fizzles, runs out of steam. So many lost opportunities for twists and turns, this could have been a great dark comedy. Instead, we're left with strong start that never truly delivers, and stale scenes that could have been much more.

The leading pair fails to build good screen chemistry, I was never convinced of their "drama" - it's as if they never rehearsed the lines before, and somehow I don't think it's because Romain.

Romain Duris is a great actor, and he does a great job navigating the role and evolving it for us to see. I'm glad to see the European industry still has a beating heart.

Definitely a movie to watch.

However, I will give this a solid 7/10, it's well deserved.


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