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The Axe (US title: The Ax) (French: Le couperet) is a French-Belgian-Spanish film from 2005 by Greek-French director Costa-Gavras, starring José Garcia, Karin Viard and Olivier Gourmet. The film is an adaptation of the 1997 novel The Ax by Donald E. read more

The Axe (US title: The Ax) (French: Le couperet) is a French-Belgian-Spanish film from 2005 by Greek-French director Costa-Gavras, starring José Garcia, Karin Viard and Olivier Gourmet. The film is an adaptation of the 1997 novel The Ax by Donald E. Westlake, and follows the attempts by a laid-off employee to get back on his feet. He eventually becomes so desperate that he is prepared to kill his job competitors.

Original Release

03/02/2005

US Release

03/02/2005

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Cast

Karin Viard Marlène Davert
Ulrich Tukur Gérard Hutchinson / Hutchinson
Yvon Back Etienne Barnet
Thierry Hancisse Inspecteur Kesler / l'inspecteur Kesler
Olivier Gourmet Raymond Machefer / Machefer
Geordy Couturiau Maxime Davert
Christa Theret Betty Davert
Olga Grumberg Iris Thompson
Yolande Moreau Préposée poste / préposée de la Poste
Dieudonne Kabongo Quinlan Longus
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Costa-Gavras

Writers

Donald E. Westlake, Costa-Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg

Cast

Karin Viard Marlène Davert
Ulrich Tukur Gérard Hutchinson / Hutchinson
Yvon Back Etienne Barnet
Thierry Hancisse Inspecteur Kesler / l'inspecteur Kesler
Olivier Gourmet Raymond Machefer / Machefer
Geordy Couturiau Maxime Davert
Christa Theret Betty Davert
Olga Grumberg Iris Thompson
Yolande Moreau Préposée poste / préposée de la Poste
Dieudonne Kabongo Quinlan Longus
Renaud Rutten Motard Gendarmerie
Alain Guillo Jack
Jeanne Savary La présentatrice TV
Marie Kremer Judy Rick
Philippe Bardy Edouard Rick
Serge Lariviere Inspecteur Police / Inspecteur
Vanessa Larré Prédatrice
Luce Mouchel Mme Rick
Jean-Michel Balthazar Barman Arcadia
Jean-Pierre Gos Garagiste

Producers

Editors

Yannick Kergoat

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