Killing Zoe

Killing Zoe

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

Killing Zoe

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/15/2000
UPC: 0012236604990
Original Release: 1994
Rating: R
Source: Live / Artisan
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00

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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Killing Zoe 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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.
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.