Reviews

Assassin(s)

2

A 70-year-old professional hitman living in suburban Paris, the ailing Wagner (Michel Serrault) wants to pass on the skills of his ‘trade’ to a younger man. Oddly, he selects dozy petty thief Max (Mathieu Kassovitz), whose initial squeamishness gives way to a keen interest in the business of killing. Passed over for British theatrical release a decade ago, writer/director/star Kassovitz’s follow-up to La Haine is a grave disappointment. It’s a tedious, shallow and moralistic film, in which television is crudely blamed for the violence drowning society.

 

Film Details

  • 18
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: February 25th 2008