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The Ax (Le Couperet) (2005)

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Starring (View all)
José Garcia José Garcia
Bruno Davert
Karin Viard Karin Viard
Marlène Davert
Geordy Monfils Geordy Monfils
Maxime Davert
Christa Theret Christa Theret
Betty Davert
Ulrich Tukur Ulrich Tukur
Gérard Hutchinson
Olivier Gourmet Olivier Gourmet
Raymond Machefer
Yvon Back Yvon Back
Etienne Barnet
Thierry Hancisse Thierry Hancisse
Inspecteur Kesler

Written by (View all)
Donald E. Westlake Donald E. Westlake
(novel The Ax)
Costa-Gavras Costa-Gavras
(screenplay) and


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absolutely hilarious

13 years, 5 months ago at Aug 7 10:34
Bruno Davert (Jose Garcia) plays a chemist who loses his job. A few years later, still without a job, he decides to get a job by killing his competition.

A hilarious script, very well adapted from Donald Westlake's novel "The Ax". And superbly directed by Costa-Gavras.

Jose Garcia usually plays in comedies; this film gives him a chance to show a more dramatic and susp... read more

A good movie

9 years, 9 months ago at Apr 29 12:12
For many years, I was really eager to check this flick but since it is pretty obscure, the opportunity didn’t arise. However, some day, out of nowhere, it was broadcasted on TV so I still ended up watching the damned thing which was really cool. Indeed, back in the 60's-70's, Costa-Gavras was one of the most highly regarded directors in the world and even though he is nowadays pretty much forgot... read more
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Bruno Davert, a chemist working for a paper company, is fired. After three years he's still unemployed, too much competition for the few job position he could fit in his sector. He sent tons of resumes, he attended many qualifying courses, he tried everything but there is nothing to do: no job for him in the industry. The only healthy company in the sector is "Arcadia", but joining it is just an impossible dream. At this point Bruno is desperate. What he could do: to kill all the competitors? Could he?
Release date: 2 March 2005
Tags: Comedy (3), Murder (3), Thriller (2), Car Accident (2), Mechanic (2), Motel (2), Unemployment (2), Gas (2), Black Comedy (2), Based On Novel (2), Drama (2), Crime (2), Suicide (2), French (2), Alcohol (1), Paper Industry (1), # FRN (1), Husband Wife Relationship (1), Gun (1), 00's (1)
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