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Le couperet (2005) Movie



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Overview

Language
French

Country
Belgium

Ratings / Votes
7.4/ 10 (4367 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Canal+ [fr] - (participation)
Eurimages [fr] - (participation)
France 2 Cinéma [fr] - (co-production)
K.G. Productions [fr]
Les Films du Fleuve [be] - (co-production)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors

Writers

Release Date
(France) - 2 March 2005
(Belgium) - 9 March 2005
(Turkey) - 6 May 2005
(Italy) - 11 June 2005
(Japan) - 16 June 2005

Running Time
France:122

Tagline

Keywords
2000s, alcohol, assassination-attempt, bar, based-on-novel, binge-drinking, black-comedy, car-accident, competition, contestant-elimination, corporate-executive, corporate-world, counseling, dead-body-in-a-car-trunk, destroying-evidence, disposing-of-a-gun, eliminating-competition, failed-murder-attempt, foreign-language-adaptation, gas, gas-explosion, gun, head-hunting, headhunter, house-explosion,

Technical Support
LAB:Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1



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Full Cast

  1. Back, Yvon as [Etienne Barnet] <7>
  2. Balthazar, Jean-Michel as [Barman Arcadia] <21>
  3. Bardy, Philippe as [M. Rick] <17>
  4. Beaufort, Alain as [Assistant Kessler] <54>
  5. Ben Yadir, Nabil as [Eboueur] <47>
  6. Borremans, Robert as [Inspecteur Otto Zirner] <24>
  7. Brault, Christophe as [Journaliste TV] <34>
  8. Bromagne, Luc as (as Luc Brumagne) [PDG] <22>
  9. Bronchart, Éric as [Inspecteur civil] <51>
  10. Carcan, Michel as [Rolf Kranz] <23>
  11. Choul, Pierre as [Danseur de claquettes] <48>
  12. Csala, Stéphane as [Directeur du cinéma] <49>
  13. D Olce, Raphaël as [Gradé Gendarmerie] <19>
  14. Devos, Serge as [Inspecteur civil] <52>
  15. Faget, Hugues as [Client Café l'Étape] <59>
  16. Garcia, José (I) as [Bruno Davert] <1>
  17. Gavras, Romain as [Inspecteur civil] <50>
  18. Gos, Jean-Pierre as [Garagiste] <12>
  19. Gourmet, Olivier as [Raymond Machefer] <6>
  20. Grumberg, Jean-Claude as [Premier témoin] <36>
  21. Guillo, Alain as [Jack] <25>
  22. Guilmard, Robert as [Automobiliste] <43>
  23. Hamon, Emmanuel (II) as [Jeune commissaire] <41>
  24. Hancisse, Thierry as [Inspecteur Kesler] <8>
  25. Kabongo, Dieudonné as (as Dieudonné Kabongo Bashila) [Quinlan Longus] <11>
  26. Kadi, Abdelmalek as [Pompiste] <31>
  27. Knockaert, Jean-Maurice as [Chef de rayon] <26>
  28. Kuhnl, Gérard as [Léon Ringer] <32>
  29. Landis, John (I) as [Père copain Maxime] <40>
  30. Larivière, Serge as [Inspecteur Police] <14>
  31. Legein, Marc as [M. Birch] <27>
  32. Lobet, Corentin as [Jeune chauffeur] <29>
  33. Monfils, Geordy as [Maxime Davert] <3>
  34. Pauchon, Hervé as [Dentiste] <30>
  35. Rapp, Joseph as (uncredited) [A man in the restaurant]
  36. Ravanello, Olivier as [Journaliste TV] <35>
  37. Reding, Dominique as [Inspecteur civil] <53>
  38. Routier, Airy as [Jeune homme entretien] <55>
  39. Rutten, Renaud as [Motard Gendarmerie] <20>
  40. Taurel, Denis as [Client Café l'Étape] <58>
  41. Tukur, Ulrich as [Gérard Hutchinson] <5>
  42. Baleau, Marie-Hélène as [Madame Birch] <28>
  43. Berrebi, Michèle as [Procureur] <39>
  44. Bremont, Laurence as [Femme automobiliste] <44>
  45. Chaix, Marie-Pierre as [Madame Ringer] <33>
  46. Gavras, Julie as [Jeune femme cabine] <45>
  47. Grumberg, Olga as [Iris Thompson] <9>
  48. Kakou, Alice as [Troisième témoin] <38>
  49. Kremer, Marie as [Judy Rick] <18>
  50. Lafiteau, Laurence as [Jeune femme entretien] <56>
  51. Larré, Vanessa as [Prédatrice] <13>
  52. Martel, Francine as [Concierge Blacher] <57>
  53. Moreau, Yolande as [Préposée poste] <10>
  54. Mouchel, Luce as [Mme Rick] <16>
  55. Raffoul, Émilie as [Deuxième témoin] <37>
  56. Roland, Marie-Rose as [Femme de chambre] <42>
  57. Salée, Catherine as [Lydia] <46>
  58. Savary, Jeanne as [La présentatrice TV] <15>
  59. Theret, Christa as [Betty Davert] <4>
  60. Viard, Karin as [Marlène Davert] <2>

Genres

  1. Comedy
  2. Crime
  3. Drama
  4. Thriller

Full Plot

Bruno Davert, a chemist working for a paper company, is fired. After three years he's still unemployed, too much competition for the few job position he could fit in his sector. He sent tons of resumes, he attended many qualifying courses, he tried everything but there is nothing to do: no job for him in the industry. The only healthy company in the sector is "Arcadia", but joining it is just an impossible dream. At this point Bruno is desperate. What he could do: to kill all the competitors? Could he? 1felco The thirty-nine years old executive Bruno Davert has been working for fifteen years in a paper company. After a merging operation with a Romania's company, he is fired in a downsizing. While unemployed for two years, Bruno loses his self-esteem and sanity and his family loses the middle-class lifestyle without cable television, Internet and regular consumption. He concludes that there is too much competition in his sector for a few job positions and decides to literally eliminate his competitors, killing those more qualified than him. Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 583,409 (France) (23 March 2005) AD: 13,666 (Spain) (20 November 2005) CP: Copyright 2004 - K.G. Productions - Les Films du Fleuve - Wanda Vision - France 2 Cinma - Studio Canal - Eurimages - RTBF (on print) GR: USD 4,451,000 (France) (2005) GR: EUR 114,148 (Italy) (19 February 2006) GR: EUR 45,631 (Italy) (12 February 2006) GR: EUR 74,080 (Spain) (20 November 2005) OW: EUR 45,672 (Italy) (12 February 2006) (32 screens) WG: EUR 49,978 (Italy) (19 February 2006) (28 screens)

Movie Certificate

12 (Netherlands)
16 (Argentina)
K-15 (Finland)
14 (Brazil)
M/12 (Portugal)
18 (South Korea)
16 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
16 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
M (Australia)

Music Composers

  1. Amar, Armand

Cinematographers

  1. Blossier, Patrick

Dress Designers

  1. Maréchal, Laurence

Distributors

A-Film Distribution [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Alamode Film [de] - (2006) (Germany) (DVD)
Alfa Films [ar] - (2006) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Frenetic Films [ch] - (2005-2006) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
Madman Entertainment [au] - (2007) (Australia) (DVD)
Madman Entertainment [au] - (2007) (New Zealand) (DVD)
Mars Distribution [fr] - (2005) (France) (theatrical)
Sandrew Metronome Distribution [fi] - (2005) (Finland) (DVD)
Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) [ar] - (2006) (Argentina) (DVD)
Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) [ar] - (2006) (Argentina) (VHS)

Film Editors

  1. Kergoat, Yannick

Misc

  1. Durca, David (location scout)
  2. Linden, Dimitri (unit manager: Belgium)
  3. Maunier-Rossi, Matthieu (location manager)
  4. Piedboeuf, Marika (script supervisor)
  5. Segall, Dominique (press attache)
  6. Senard, Charles (location scout)
  7. Toscani, Oliviero (on-screen bills)

Quotes

Grard Hutchinson: Vous savez, au bout de cinq ans de chmage on est devenu... non, comment on dit en franais? Bruno Davert: Has-been. Grard Hutchinson: Ah oui, voil, has-been.

Other Titles

  1. Arcadia (2005) (ENG)
    (Spain) (imdb display title)

  2. Arcàdia (2005) (ENG)
    (Spain: Catalan title)

  3. Die Axt (2005) (ENG)
    (Germany)

  4. Il cacciatore di teste (2005) (ENG)
    (Italy)

  5. Jobkiller - Eine mörderische Karriere (2005) (ENG)
    (Germany) (TV title)

  6. The Ax (2005) (ENG)
    (International: English title) (literal title)

  7. The Axe (2005) (ENG)
    (Australia) (TV title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Beaufays, Belgium
  2. Compiègne, Oise, France
  3. Enghien, Belgium
  4. Liège, Wallonia, Belgium
  5. Netherlands
  6. Roubaix, Nord, France
  7. Tabac L'Orangerie, Montmorency, Val-d'Oise, France
  8. Verviers, Belgium - (clothing store)

Trivia

- Visa d'exploitation en France: #110116

- Ads on billboards in background were created by the director's friend photographer Oliviero Toscani.

- CAMEO('Donald E. Westlake' (qv)): old man in employment office.

- Director 'John Landis (I)' (qv) has a brief cameo as the father of Maxime's companion in the police station; director Costa-Gavras previously had cameos in several of John Landis' movies like _Spies Like Us (1985)_ (qv) and _The Stupids (1996)_ (qv)

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