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Point Blank (2010)

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Samuel, a male nurse, saves the life of a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's wife hostage and force him to spring their boss.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Samuel Pierret
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Hugo Sartet
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Commandant Patrick Werner
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Nadia Pierret
Mireille Perrier ...
Commandant Fabre
Claire Pérot ...
Capitaine Anaïs Susini
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Capitaine Vogel
Pierre Benoist ...
Capitaine Mercier
Valérie Dashwood ...
Capitaine Moreau
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Capitaine Mansart
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Capitaine Richert (as Nicky Naude)
Adel Bencherif ...
Luc Sartet
Vincent Colombe ...
Interne de garde
Chems Dahmani ...
Aide-soignant
Grégoire Bonnet ...
Jaffart, chef DPJ
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Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife (Elena Anaya) hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count rises. Can Samuel evade the cops and the criminal underground and deliver his beloved to safety? Written by thewanger

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rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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1 December 2010 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,031 (USA) (31 July 2011)

Gross:

$706,937 (USA) (13 November 2011)
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Trivia

The name of Auclert is mentioned by the police early on a few times. This was the surname of the main characters in Cavaye's previous film, Pour Elle (Anything For Her). See more »

Goofs

When Samuel tries to wake up Hugo, in a shot across the corridor in the renovated hospital floor, a face can be seen on the left behind a door, looking down and talking. (around 19'30") See more »

Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, opera singer Renee Fleming's name is misspelled as "Flemming." See more »

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References Diva (1981) See more »

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Excellent thriller
13 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Someone who complains about "lack of depth" doesn't get it. This is a very well-acted--in fact brilliantly acted--well-directed, well-paced, well-plotted thriller. If you want "depth", see subtle films about love and betrayal and friendship, etc. Nothing wrong with that, but this is a thriller. We know enough about the characters to make us care, and man, we do care! and make them believable. That's quite enough for a thriller.

As others have observed, the actors are magnificent. First, the unwilling hero: as in great Hitchcock films (I'm thinking particularly of "North by Northwest"), he's an ordinary guy, not a tough, trained super-hero. Gilles Lelouche is totally convincing in that role. And the one who seems to be the bad guy, Roshdy Zem, and who develops in the course of the film, is perfect. Neither he nor anybody else in this film overacts.


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