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Killing Them Softly is a american film of genre Thriller directed by Andrew Dominik released in USA on 30 november 2012 with Richard Jenkins

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Killing Them Softly
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Released in USA 30 november 2012
Length 1h44
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Thriller,    Crime
Themes Jeu,    Mafia films,    Poker,    Gangster films
Rating61% 3.0990753.0990753.0990753.0990753.099075

Killing Them Softly is a 2012 American neo-noir crime film directed by Andrew Dominik and starring Brad Pitt, based on the 1974 novel Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins. On May 22, 2012, the film premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, receiving positive early reviews.

Synopsis

In the fall of 2008, amidst both the American financial crisis and the presidential election campaign, a man named Johnny "Squirrel" Amato (Vincent Curatola) plans to rob an illegitimate poker game. He enlists Frankie (Scoot McNairy), a former business associate, and Russell (Ben Mendelsohn), a heroin addicted Australian expatriate who is stealing purebred dogs for money, to perform the robbery. Markie Trattman (Ray Liotta), the proprietor of a poker ring, is revealed to have previously orchestrated an inside job by paying two men to rob his own illegal poker room. He holds up under rough questioning by the hitman Dillon (Sam Shepard), though later he openly admits his involvement to various criminal figures and suffers no retaliation. Squirrel anticipates that the Mafia will automatically blame Markie for the heist.

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