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

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Inside out of time
Written by Félix Gray
Performed by Johnny Hallyday
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The Romanian candidates
17 December 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

I do not go much for Alexandre Arcady's stuff but Richard Berry is in it ,so I watched it .The beginning recalls Patricia Highsmith's "Ripley's games" which Wim Wenders transferred to the screen as " Der Amerikanische Freund " : a terminally -ill man who wants to keep the wolf from his family's door and accepts a suicide mission with another guy whose motives are more obscure -and the actor is not in the same league as Berry-.Located in Romania ,it deals with a false assassination to raise a politician's popularity .Both of the "murderers" would be killed in their attempt.But of course nothing happens as expected and the two men are involved in a series of murders .After a promising beginning ,the movie becomes routine action movie with a major implausibility:how can a terminally-ill man such as our hero ,who needs morphine and sometimes can hardly stand , endure such a chase?Moderately entertaining.


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