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Runtime: 122 min

Genres: Comedy | Crime | Drama | Thriller

Languages: Dutch | French

Countries: Belgium | France | Spain


Bruno Davert, an engineer worker in the papermaking industry, is a victim of the relocation of his company. He has been on the dole for almost two years, alternating between moments of self-awareness and depression, and confronting the humiliation of job interviews. One day he has a somewhat drastic idea: to treat the labor market like any other market, in other words to do everything possible to eliminate all competition. He obtains the names of the unemployed engineers living in his region and, therefore, potential rivals for a job at the Arcadia factory and kills them one by one.



Directors (1)

Writers (3)

Costa-Gavras (writer) and
Donald E. Westlake (novel "The Ax")
Jean-Claude Grumberg (writer)

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (60)

Abdelmalek Kadi Pompiste
Airy Routier Jeune homme entretien
Alain Beaufort Assistant Kessler
Alain Guillo Jack
Alice Kakou Troisième témoin
Catherine Salée Lydia
Christa Theret Betty Davert
Christophe Brault Journaliste TV
Corentin Lobet Jeune chauffeur
Denis Taurel Client Café l'Étape
Dieudonné Kabongo Quinlan Longus (as Dieudonné Kabongo Bashila)
Dominique Reding Inspecteur civil
Émilie Raffoul Deuxième témoin
Emmanuel Hamon Jeune commissaire
Éric Bronchart Inspecteur civil
Francine Martel Concierge Blacher
Geordy Monfils Maxime Davert
Gérard Kuhnl Léon Ringer
Hervé Pauchon Dentiste
Hugues Faget Client Café l'Étape
Jean-Claude Grumberg Premier témoin
Jean-Maurice Knockaert Chef de rayon
Jean-Michel Balthazar Barman Arcadia
Jean-Pierre Gos Garagiste
Jeanne Savary La présentatrice TV
John Landis Père copain Maxime
José Garcia Bruno Davert
Joseph Rapp A man in the restaurant (uncredited)
Julie Gavras Jeune femme cabine
Karin Viard Marlène Davert
Laurence Bremont Femme automobiliste
Laurence Lafiteau Jeune femme entretien
Luc Bromagne PDG (as Luc Brumagne)
Luce Mouchel Mme Rick
Marc Legein M. Birch
Marie-Hélène Baleau Madame Birch
Marie Kremer Judy Rick
Marie-Pierre Chaix Madame Ringer
Marie-Rose Roland Femme de chambre
Michel Carcan Rolf Kranz
Michèle Berrebi Procureur
Nabil Ben Yadir Eboueur
Olga Grumberg Iris Thompson
Olivier Gourmet Raymond Machefer
Olivier Ravanello Journaliste TV
Philippe Bardy M. Rick
Pierre Choul Danseur de claquettes
Raphaël D'Olce Gradé Gendarmerie
Renaud Rutten Motard Gendarmerie
Robert Borremans Inspecteur Otto Zirner
Robert Guilmard Automobiliste
Romain Gavras Inspecteur civil
Serge Devos Inspecteur civil
Serge Larivière Inspecteur Police
Stéphane Csala Directeur du cinéma
Thierry Hancisse Inspecteur Kesler
Ulrich Tukur Gérard Hutchinson
Vanessa Larré Prédatrice
Yolande Moreau Préposée poste
Yvon Back Etienne Barnet