France / Kazakhstan, 1998, 80mn 
Colour, fiction
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 Tueur à gages

Directed by : Darezhan OMIRBAYEV (Дарежан ОМИРБАЕВ)
Writing credits : Darezhan OMIRBAYEV (Дарежан ОМИРБАЕВ), Limara ZHEKSEMBAEVA (Лимара ЖЕКСЕМБАЕВА)
Roksana ABUOVA (Роксана АБУОВА)
Talgat ASETOV (Талгат АСЕТОВ) ...Marat
Cinematography : Boris TROSHEV (Борис ТРОШЕВ)
Production design : Alim SABITOV (Алим САБИТОВ)
Sound : Andrey VLAZNEV (Андрей ВЛАЗНЕВ)
Editing : Alim SABITOV (Алим САБИТОВ)
Companies : Artcam International(France) / Kadam (Kzakhstan)
language russe
Release date in France : 1999-01-06, Site

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Les Films du Paradoxe.

Plot synopsis
Marat, a young man in Almaty with a wife and a new baby, accidentally rear-ends a Mercedes. Short for cash, he turns to a loan shark, which puts the mob on his back. Eventually, he's backed into a corner. To make good on his debt, he must kill a man. Omirbaev's third feature departs from his customary poetic-autobiographical explorations - in an effort to portray the mean reality of life in contemporary Kazakhstan, he worked from the clear, strong metaphor of a lone individual who is forced to shoot before he's shot at. The story and the sensibility have a kinship with Bresson's L'Argent, but KILLER has an altogether different tone, at once drily entrancing and profoundly melancholy.
Source : www.seagullfilms.com

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Rabat International Film Festival, Rabat (Morocco), 2008
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1999-01-06
- Fall Festival 1998, Paris (France), 1998