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22 Bullets (French: L'Immortel - "The Immortal") is a French film directed by Richard Berry. It tells a part of the life story of Jacky Imbert, and is based on the novel L'Immortel (2007) by Franz-Olivier Giesbert. Filming began on 23 February 2009 in Marseille, in Avignon in early April 2009, and continued for 8 weeks in Paris.[2][3]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 References 4 External links

Plot[edit] Three years ago mafia boss Charly Matteï retired and left the business to his old friend Tony Zacchia, and has led a peaceful life since, devoting himself to his wife and two children. His past catches up with him when he is ambushed by an eight-man hit squad in a parking lot and left for dead with 22 bullets in his body. Against all odds, he survives to take revenge on his killers. On the hunt for the shooters, he finds himself confronted with his criminal past and resulting threat to his family. He tries to identify those responsible without bloodshed. This "weakness" is, however, exploited, and his friend Karim is brutally murdered by the same people who had shot him. Matteï swears revenge and goes on a hunt for the masterminds of the attack. He visits the hit squad during a birthday celebration and announces that he will kill them one by one anytime, anywhere. Marie Goldman is the policewoman investigating the shooting in the parking lot. Her husband, who was also a policeman, was killed in the service but his killer was never caught. Despite the indifference of her superiors, she would like to clear up the murder of her husband. Towards the end of the movie, in order to get to Zacchia, a desperate Matteï makes a deal with Goldman, who herself is divided between doing her duty and punishing the murderers of her husband who she suspects were Zacchia's men. The police get a USB drive containing data incriminating Zacchia in a money fraud and laundering operation. He finally confronts Tony Zacchia at his home and is about to kill him, but is interrupted by the police who end up arresting both Zacchia and Matteï. In the end, Matteï is released as the cops do not have enough evidence to charge him. Goldman had earlier in the movie revealed to Matteï that one of the 8 shooters had missed him on purpose in the shootout at the start of the movie. Matteï figures out that this eighth shooter was his friend and lawyer who had been forced by Zacchia into shooting Matteï. He is forgiven by Matteï and the movie ends with Matteï walking with his family on a beach. His voiceover tells the audience that he had left his past life behind him and all he wanted to do was spend whatever possible time he had left with his family. He also says that he will no more have to look over his shoulder as he is at peace with his past. As they walk away, he turns and looks over his shoulder which tells us that there is no getting away from his past for him, ever. Cast[edit]

Reno at the premiere of the film

Jean Reno - Charly Matteï Kad Merad - Tony Zacchia Jean-Pierre Darroussin - Martin Beaudinard Marina Foïs - Marie Goldman Joeystarr - Le pistachier Richard Berry - Aurelio Rampoli Venantino Venantini - Padovano Claude Gensac - Mme Fontarosa Joséphine Berry - Eva Matteï Max Baissette de Malglaive - Anatole Matteï Catherine Samie - Stella Matteï Moussa Maaskri - Karim Guillaume Gouix - The Morvelous jr.

References[edit]

^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=11084 JP's Box-Office ^ http://www.lemag-vip.com/stars_cinema/6577-limmortel-avec-kad-merad-et-jean-reno-tournage.html Le mag VIP ^ http://www.avignews.com/fusillade-en-plein-avignon-@/video.jspz?video=103624 Une scène tournée à Avignon

External links[edit]

22 Bullets on IMDb

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Films directed by Richard Berry

L'Art (délicat) de la séduction (2001) I, Cesar (2003) The Black Box (2005) 22 Bullets (2010) Nos femmes (2015) Tout, tout de suite (2016)

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Luc Besson

Directed

Le Dernier Combat (1983) Subway (1985) The Big Blue (1988) Nikita (1990) Atlantis (1991) Léon: The Professional (1994) The Fifth Element (1997) The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) Angel-A (2005) Arthur and the Invisibles (2006) Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009) Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010) The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010) The Lady (2011) The Family (2013) Lucy (2014) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Anna (2018)

Produced

Le Dernier Combat (1983) Subway (1985) Atlantis (1991) Cold Moon (1991) Nil by Mouth (1997) Taxi (1998) Taxi 2 (2000) Kiss of the Dragon (2001) Wasabi (2001) La Turbulence des fluides (2002) The Transporter (2002) Fanfan la Tulipe (2003) Les Côtelettes (2003) Michel Vaillant (2003) Taxi 3 (2003) District 13 (2004) Taxi (2004) Revolver (2005) The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) Transporter 2 (2005) Unleashed (2005) Angel-A (2005) Arthur and the Invisibles (2006) Bandidas (2006) Love and Other Disasters (2006) Nuovomondo (2006) Tell No One (2006) The Secret (2007) Taxi 4 (2007) Hitman (2007) Taken (2008) Transporter 3 (2008) District 13: Ultimatum (2009) Home (2009) Staten Island (2009) Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009) Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010) From Paris with Love (2010) 22 Bullets (2010) Colombiana (2011) The Source (2011) A Monster in Paris (2011) The Lady (2011) Lockout (2012) Taken 2 (2012) No Limit (2012) Collison (2013) Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013) 3 Days to Kill (2013) The Family (2013) Brick Mansions (2014) The Homesman (2014) Taken 3 (2015) The Transporter Refueled (2015) The Warriors Gate (2016) Renegades (2016) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Taxi 5 (2018) Anna (2018)

Written

Taxi (1998) Taxi 2 (2000) Kiss of the Dragon (2001) Wasabi (2001) Yamakasi (2001) The Transporter (2002) Fanfan la Tulipe (2003) Taxi 3 (2003) Michel Vaillant (2003) Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004) District 13 (2004) Revolver (2005) Transporter 2 (2005) Unleashed (2005) Angel-A (2005) Bandidas (2006) Taxi 4 (2007) Taken (2008) Transporter 3 (2008) District 13: Ultimatum (2009) From Paris with Love (2010) Colombiana (2011) Lockout (2012) Taken 2 (2012) 3 Days to Kill (2014) Brick Mansions (2014) Lucy (2014) Taken 3 (2015) The Transporter Refueled (2015) The Warriors Gate (2016) Renegades (2017) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Anna (2018)

TV series

No Limit (2012-2015) Taxi Brooklyn (2014) Taken (2017)

See also

Film

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