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Killing Them Softly

5.8
26,107
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Original title
Killing Them Softly
Year
Running time
97 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Andrew Dominik (Novel: George V. Higgins)
Music
Varios
Cinematography
Greig Fraser
Cast
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Producer
Plan B Entertainment / 1984 Private Defense Contractors / Annapurna Pictures / Chockstone Pictures / Inferno Entertainment. Producer: Adi Shankar
Genre
Film noir. Thriller | Mafia. Heist Film. Neo-noir. Crime. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
Frankie and Russell, two not-too-bright ex-cons, are hired by John "The Squirrel" Amato to disrupt a high-stakes backroom poker game, rob the players and frame someone else for the job. That someone else is the card game's manager, who's suspected of staging a previous poker robbery. Unfortunately, the game was under the protection of the mob, whose lawyer is ordered to find those responsible and take care of them. He hires hitman Jackie Cogan to track down the small-time punks.
Awards
2012: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2012: Hamptons International Film Festival: Best Breakthrough Performer (McNairy)
2012: San Diego Film Critics Society Awards: Special Award for the Cinematography. Nominated Best Editing
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