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A methodical hitman loses his cool and sanity as he waits for his next target.


Why watch this film?

David Fincher is known as a director who appreciates order. He repeats the shooting of scenes up to 50 times, exhausting the actor so that they start delivering the scenes almost as if they were living in a dream (or would it be a nightmare?). It can be questioned if this is a healthy way to work, but it yields results, just look at Fight Club, Se7en, Zodiac, and the like. Now, he releases a film that is precisely about order and obsession: The Killer. The feature tells the story of a professional hitman (Michael Fassbender) who makes a mistake. On an important mission in Paris, he misses the shot: instead of hitting the target, he hits a woman. That's where his nightmare begins. Throughout two hours of projection, Fassbender's nameless character tries to correct his mistake and take revenge on the effects it caused. In short, The Killer, beyond talking about the routine of a professional hitman or anything else, is about this man needing to return to his world of order and organization. The environment provokes him: after all, everything is out of order, and his wife (Sophie Charlotte) has suffered the first consequences of this error. It's a film about order and obsession: the assassin will do everything possible to make things return to what they really are. All of this with a stellar performance by Fassbender.



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A man solitary and cold, methodical and unencumbered by scruples or regrets, the killer waits in the shadows, watching for his next target. And yet the longer he waits, the more he thinks he's losing his mind, if not his cool. A brutal, bloody and stylish noir story of a professional assassin lost in a world without a moral compass, this is a case study of a man alone, armed to the teeth and slowly losing his mind.

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