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Dobermann (1997)

Dobermann is the world's most ruthless bank robber and with his gang rob bank after bank, now in Paris. What can the police do but to let the mad, morally bankrupt police commissioner loose on him?

Director:

Jan Kounen

Writer:

Joël Houssin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Yann Lepentrec dit Le Dob
Tchéky Karyo ... Commissaire Sauveur Cristini
Monica Bellucci ... Nathalie dit Nat la Gitane
Antoine Basler Antoine Basler ... Jean-Claude Ayache dit Moustique
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Elie Frossard dit l'Abbé
Pascal Demolon Pascal Demolon ... Inspecteur Lefèvre
Marc Duret ... Inspecteur Baumann
Romain Duris ... Manu
François Levantal François Levantal ... Léo
Ivan Merat-Barboff Ivan Merat-Barboff ... Inspecteur David Silverberg
Stéphane Metzger Stéphane Metzger ... Olivier Brachet dit Sonia
Chick Ortega Chick Ortega ... Jacky Sueur dit Pitbull
Patrick Rocca Patrick Rocca ... Commissaire Clodarec
Florence Thomassin Florence Thomassin ... Florence
Roland Amstutz ... Oncle Joe, vieux
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Storyline

The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who only has one goal: to catch Dobermann at any cost. Written by Michael Soderberg <fawlty@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence and language, and for drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 June 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Доберман See more »

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Budget:

FRF33,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gaspar Noé: man making a doner kebab for Cristini See more »

Goofs

Inspector Christini says his colleagues wouldn't find Mesrine in a noodle pack. He pronounces "Mesrine" with the "s" but this name is pronounced "Merine" See more »

Quotes

Inspecteur Sauveur Cristini: [One of his only lines spoken in English] Welcome to reality baby.
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Alternate Versions

Finnish video version is cut by 40 seconds. See more »

Connections

Features Gisèle Kérozène (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Dobermann (Bienvenue dans le chaos)
Written by Schyzomaniac
Performed by Brune and Gaze
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Style and violence drive this okay tale of crazed bank robbers hunted by an even crazier cop
14 December 2005 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

The plot is simple, Dobermann and band of bank robbers are hunted by the police as they plan and execute a robbery. What they don't count on is that a crazed policeman is on their tail and will stop at nothing to stop them. The dialog is witty, the film making flashy, and the violence is brutal. So why don't I like this more? Lets face it this film exists simply to look cool and so the film makers could shoot things. The film looks great and the gunfights and the action sequences are mind blowing, the problem is that despite some witty dialog the film is rather dull when things aren't being blown up. I got to a point where I was reaching for the remote to get to speed to the next bit of action. Thats not a good sign.

Should you see this movie? If you like big action sequences with lots of guns blazing, absolutely. You might also want to check this out to see one of the great screen villains as represented by the crazed cop who is hunting the gang. He will stop at nothing to get his man including giving a grenade to a baby.

6 out of 10, great action and style takes the place of plot and character development.


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