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The Serpent (Le Serpent)

The Serpent (Le Serpent)
  • 2006
  • France
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Éric Barbier
  • Written by: Éric Barbier, Ted Lewis (novel), Trân-Minh Nam
  • Cast: Yvan Attal
  • Language: French

A dark tale of blackmail, guilt and vengeance based on Ted Lewis' novel, 'Plender'. Opportunistic thug Plender (Cornillac) has a near-failsafe money making system, but when he catches up with an old schoolmate made good (Attal) the scale of his operation suddenly expands - as does the extent of the damage done.

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The Serpent - interview with Olga Kurylenko

6 Sep 2007

The most striking thing about the slick French thriller The Serpent is Olga Kurylenko, the beautiful 27-year-old Ukrainian model-turned-actress who plays the film’s femme fatale-cum-crime victim, Sofia. Kurylenko’s character only makes it as far as the…

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