Killing Zoe

Killing Zoe

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Director: Roger Avary, Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Jean-Hugues Anglade

Cast: Roger Avary, Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Jean-Hugues Anglade

     
 

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The directorial debut of Roger Avery (who co-wrote Pulp Fiction), Killing Zoe comes to DVD with a fine anamorphic widescreen transfer that faithfully reproduces the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Extra

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The directorial debut of Roger Avery (who co-wrote Pulp Fiction), Killing Zoe comes to DVD with a fine anamorphic widescreen transfer that faithfully reproduces the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Extra features are limited to cast and crew biographies, a theatrical trailer, and production notes. Though this film has a cult following, the people responsible for this disc have not made an effort to show the unconverted why a handful of people are so passionate about it.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
This drugged-out, blood-soaked caper flick directed by Pulp Fiction screenwriter Roger Avary stars Eric Stoltz as an American safecracker who travels to Paris to help an old friend rob a bank. Don't expect Swiss-watch precision here. This ragtag team of felons may have big dreams, but they aren't particularly bright: They spend the night before a big Bastille Day heist pumping one another full of as many drugs as they can get their hands on during a whirlwind tour of underground Paris nightlife. The exceedingly scruffy Jean-Hugues Anglade plays the team's ringleader, a Frenchman with a death wish, and Stoltz is suitably dazed throughout, never quite willing to face what he's gotten himself into. The ethereal Julie Delpy costars as the eponymous Zoe, a hooker Stoltz meets on his first night in Paris. The influence of Quentin Tarantino, who's credited as one of the film's executive producers is very much in evidence; violent, hip, and hyperkinetic, Killing Zoe is tailor-made for Tarantino fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2001
UPC:
0012236114918
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:36:00
Sales rank:
42,986

Special Features

Widescreen version; Cast and crew data; Theatrical trailer; 2.0 Dolby Surround; Production notes; Digitally mastered

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Stoltz Zed
Julie Delpy Zoe
Jean-Hugues Anglade Eric
Gary Kemp Oliver
Bruce Ramsay Ricardo
Kario Salem Jean
Tai Thai Francois
Salvator Xuereb Claude
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi Bank Manager
Cecilia Peck Martina
Martin Raymond Cab Driver
Gladys Holland Sub Lobby Teller
Gerard Bonn Assistant Bank Manager
George Hernandez Stodgy Customer
Rich Turner American Tourist
Kimberly Beck Customer
David Thompson Burnt Vault Gaurd
Ron Hyatt Concierge

Technical Credits
Roger Avary Director,Screenwriter
Michael Armani Set Decoration/Design
Lawrence Bender Executive Producer
Becka Boss Producer
Charles Collum Art Director
Samuel Hadida Producer
Mary Claire Hannan Costumes/Costume Designer
Kathryn Himoff Editor
Rick Montgomery Casting
Dan Parada Casting
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco Set Decoration/Design
Tom Richmond Cinematographer
Jason Roberts Asst. Director
Giovanni Di Simone Musical Direction/Supervision
Quentin Tarantino Executive Producer
Tomandandy Score Composer
John E. Vohlers Asst. Director
David Wasco Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapters
1. Opening Credits/Demon of Destiny [2:52]
2. Chauffeur du Taxi [2:09]
3. The Bellboy [1:28]
4. Zoe [3:24]
5. Make Love/Death [2:29]
6. Abstractions [5:25]
7. Enter Eric [2:49]
8. La Chansonnette [1:55]
9. The Dead Cat and the Flat [2:45]
10. The Plan [2:47]
11. Un Gang a Part [2:13]
12. A Tour of Paris [2:42]
13. The Cave [3:41]
14. The Real Paris [3:07]
15. Martina [1:47]
16. Red Pills for a Red Day [2:42]
17. Purgatory [:36]
18. Berzerkers [3:27]
19. Open the Vault [5:42]
20. Drilling [1:48]
21. Bad Joke, Terrible Punchline [7:20]
22. Breaking into the Id [10:31]
23. A Magic Trick [4:53]
24. Push Me Pull Me [3:04]
25. Never Let a Girl Come Between Two Men [3:03]
26. Finale [5:51]
27. Ghosts of the Real Paris [1:29]
28. End Credits/Canaan [3:42]

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Killing Zoe 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Predictable from the first 5 minutes into the movie with an overdone plot. A safe-cracker named Zed (Stoltz) meets with an old friend in Paris to do a heist. Before the heist, Zed meets a prostitute named Zoe who happens to work at the bank in question (Wow! such skill at being subtle and unpredictable!) Zed has a falling out with his gangster friend and so decides to be the hero instead of the villain: how touching. Nothing original here except bad acting and scenes so vulgar and tasteless they would even shock Howard Stern. The script is uninventive and filled with bland conversations. The acting itself is less than stellar. The plot's conincidences are too great to be credible and the action too dull to keep it interesting. I frankly could have done without the grotesque heroin-induced sodomy scenes. Watch 'Heat' instead if you want to see a great bank heist film. Don't waste your time or money on this one, it's a sleeper at best: A negative rating is called for.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excelent film, you can see the power of drugs, and the real motivation of ganster whom is joink and is infected with aids for to share syringe, images of "Zed" intoxicated, he saw nice stars in his head as a irreal trip, and the soundtrack is the best, mixed electronic music with african sounds, very good film.