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Requiem For A Killer
Requiem For A Killer“An attractive professional killer with
  a love of opera decides to retire to spend
  more time with her much-loved young
  daughter, but she is persuaded to take
  on a final and challenging hit in the
  Swiss Alps targeting a British baritone
  at a prestigious operatic festival
..
.”

DETERMINED TO EXTRICATE HERSELF from the hit-team she works for in order to spend more time with her daughter (Clara Ruscon), the seductive Lucrèce (Mélanie Laurent: Inglorious Basterds; Beginners) is forced to take on an extremely difficult contract in Switzerland at the highly prestigious Festival D'Ermeux where she is undercover as Anna Krups, a Suprano.

Her manager, L'Arménian (Tcheky Karyo: Special Forces), has agreed an assignment to eliminate British Baritone Alexander Child (Christopher Stills), for the head of a British oil firm that can make a financial killing by using the land on which Child is renovating an old distillery for a strategic pipeline project.

“A sophisticated
assassination thriller
snapping with high heels
and nail-biting
tension until the bitter
end...”
Lucrèce, a trained opera singer, is to appear on stage with Alexander; but after a couple of abortive attempts to poison him, Lucrèce's contract is cancelled, a percussionist falls into the orchestra pit and a gardener is shot.

Another hit man is sent to Switzerland by her team's client to complete the contract and she becomes aware that he is there not only to kill Alexander but also Lucrèce herself. But where is the danger from?

As the rehearsals begin for Handel's Messiah, French counter-intelligence has learned of the hit and a former agent is blackmailed into infiltrating the orchestra to unmask and terminate the would-be assassin.

The enigmatic guitarist Rico (Clovis Cornillac: A Very Long Engagement; Asterix At The Olympic Games) is clearly not what he seems; but could the killer be Festival Director Xavier De Ferriers, the gardener, replacement percussionist Katarina or newly-arrived Contralto Olga Babayova (Julie Fuchs)?

Against a backdrop of glorious music that includes Handel's sublime Mass, a tense and thrilling game is played out as both hunter and hunted try to stay one step ahead long enough to save their lives.

The directorial debut for Jérôme Le Gris, Requiem For A Killer is a sophisticated assassination thriller snapping with high heels and nail-biting tension until the bitter end.

Requiem For A Killer also features: Corrado Invernizzi as Vittorio Biamonte; Michel Fau as Orchestra Leader; Frédérique Tirmont as The Colonel; Johan Leysen as Van Kummant; and Florian Westphal as Tyler Edwards. Original Music by Régis Vogelene.

Requiem For A Killer is out to own on DVD & EST on 2 July 2012. Certificate: 12 | Feature running Time: 88 Minutes Approximately French Language With English Subtitles | Catalogue Number: OPTD2482 | RRP: £17.99.

"Requiem For A Killer… a sophisticated assassination thriller snapping with high heels and nail-biting tension until the bitter end" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar