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22 BULLETS
22 BULLETS
L'immortel
22 BULLETS
directors :
Richard Berry
cast :
Jean Reno, Marina Foïs, Kad Merad
France France / 2010 / 117 min / 17+
OPEN AIR SCREENING
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synopsis :

Charly Mattei (Jean Reno – “Leon the Professional”, “The Da Vinci Code”) is a retired mobster living a quiet life with his family in Marseille until he is shot with 22 bullets and left for dead in a parking garage. Miraculously he survives. When Mattei discovers the trail leads back to childhood friend Tony Zacchia (Kad Merad – “Welcome to the Sticks”, “the Chorus”), he initially resists getting involved in the murky underworld again until one of his loyal soldiers is brutally murdered. He decides to get revenge and sets about killing the men responsible. On his trail is cop Marie Goldman (Marine Fois – “Asterix and Obelix Meets Cleopatra”), a troubled alcoholic whose own husband was killed in the line of duty.

22 BULLETS is loosely based on an incident in 1997, when Jacques ‘Mad Jacky’ Imbert, a real-life Marseille gangster was shot multiple times by associates of fellow gangster Tony Zampa and survived. This incident is the starting point of Richard Berry’s violent revenge drama, based on Franz-Olivier Giesbert’s book ‘L’Immortel’.

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Charly Mattei (Jean Reno—“Leon The Professional”, “The Da Vinci Code”) adalah mantan gangster yang hidup tenang dengan keluarganya di Marseille. Suatu hari ia terkena tembakan 22 peluru dan ditinggalkan sekarat di sebuah garasi. Ajaibnya, ia bertahan hidup. Saat Mattei menemukan bahwa kasus ini melibatkan teman masa kecilnya Tony Zacchia, ia mulanya menolak untuk terlibat dalam intrik dunia hitam lagi, hingga salah satu tentara setianya dibunuh secara brutal. Ia memutuskan untuk membalaskan dendam ajudannya. Namun ia kerap kali dihalangi polisi Marie Goldman, seorang alkoholik yang suaminya
terbunuh ketiga bertugas.

22 BULLETS terinspirasi oleh insiden 1997, saat Jacques ‘Jacky Gila’ Imbert—seorang gangster Marseille sungguhan—ditembak berkali-kali oleh rekan gangsternya, Tony Zampa, dan berhasil bertahan hidup. Insiden ini membuka drama balas-dendam brutal sutradara Richard Berry yang diangkat dari buku Franz-Olivier Giesbert “L’Immortel”.