Killing Zoe

Killing Zoe

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Director: Roger Avary

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

     
 

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An American ex-con gets caught up in a Parisian bank heist that goes wrong in this ultra-violent thriller. Zed (Eric Stoltz), a safe-cracking expert fresh out of prison, travels to France to participate in a robbery planned by his friend Eric (Jean-Hughes Anglade). But first, Zed decides to indulge in some relaxation with a gorgeous, kind-hearted prostitute by the… See more details below

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An American ex-con gets caught up in a Parisian bank heist that goes wrong in this ultra-violent thriller. Zed (Eric Stoltz), a safe-cracking expert fresh out of prison, travels to France to participate in a robbery planned by his friend Eric (Jean-Hughes Anglade). But first, Zed decides to indulge in some relaxation with a gorgeous, kind-hearted prostitute by the name of Zoe (Julie Delpy). This idyll, however, is interrupted by Eric, who leads Zed and the other criminals on a long night of drinking, drugging, and debauchery. The next day, the thieves find themselves hung over and exhausted, and the plan soon goes disastrously wrong, turning into a hostage situation. Even worse for Zed, he discovers that the lovely Zoe also works as a teller at the bank, forcing him into a tricky moral dilemma. Writer and director Roger Avary, best known as the co-screenwriter of Pulp Fiction, creates a similar combination of black comedy, extreme violence, and hip attitude. Critics of Quentin Tarantino's films raised similar objections to Avary's reliance on bloody violence and a detached sensibility, while the film's fans acclaimed its fast-paced action.

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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:
08/15/2000
UPC:
0012236998839
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
R
Source:
Live / Artisan

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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

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