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The Piano Player (2002)

Alex, a piano playing assassin, gets a job as bodyguard in Capetown for Robert and his cute daughter, Erika. When Alex saves Robert 2nd time, they head for the mountains.

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Jean-Pierre Roux

Writer:

Brad Mirman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Alex Laney
Dennis Hopper ... Robert Nile
Diane Kruger ... Erika Nile
Simon Mabija Simon Mabija ... Christo Nichol (as Simon Majiba)
James Faulkner ... Nicholas Farrel
Jeane Manson ... Helena Taylor
Mode Theu Mode Theu ... Sipho
Dominic Tyawa Dominic Tyawa ... Gatsha Mlambo (as Mawonga Dominic Tyawa)
Gérard Rudolf ... Capt. Ryan Tyler
Morgan Howell Morgan Howell ... Young Robert - age 8
Graeme Du Plessis Graeme Du Plessis ... Robert Nile - age 20
Kai Coetzee Kai Coetzee ... Young Alex
Dorette Potgieter Dorette Potgieter ... Alex's Mother
Peter Krummeck ... Alex's Father
Louw Venter Louw Venter ... Marco
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Storyline

Alex Laney, a professional killer, is hired to be the bodyguard of Robert Nile in the City of Cape, in South Africa. Robert Nile is the witness of prosecution of Christ, a powerful gangster and practitioner of voodoo. Alex Laney has a personal drama: when he was a child, he saw his father and mother be killed by a gunman. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Official Sites:

Bauer Martinez | Film Afrika

Country:

UK | Germany | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Target See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Diane Kruger's first role. She has stated in interviews that appearing alongside Dennis Hopper taught her how to act. See more »

Goofs

When Robert Nile drives away in the desert, a man dressed in a white T-shirt is visible in the upper right corner of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Farrell: This is Africa... African rules!
[Alex draws his gun]
Farrell: Oh shit!
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Featured in Dennis Hopper: Uneasy Rider (2016) See more »

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Why this movie is so underrated?
11 October 2009 | by marijus-pileckasSee all my reviews

It's one of my favorite movies, alongside with City of God, Emperor and Assassin, etc. And I don't know exactly why.

Well, it's not a masterpiece. But there's something what intrigued me very much.

First of all, this movie is (about) a journey. It's amazing journey of a cynical modern man. Journey to the childhood, the family, humanity, truth.

Second thing, which I very like in this movie, is atmosphere. There's something of "magic realism" of Africa/Latin America definitely.

When i visit IMDb, I was really surprised, how underrated is this movie. Maybe it's because the actors?


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