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The Killer

Execution Is Everything 

Year: 2023 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by David Fincher 
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell  
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After a hit goes wrong, a high end hitman must kill his employers before they kill him! Based on the French graphic novel of the same name, Michael Fassbender (The X-Men Franchise) stars as the titular unnamed high end assassin, and is in his element. A taciturn man of action, he spends a lot of the film philosophising, reciting basic rules that keep him alive, and listening to The Smiths. A consummate professional, he spends hours gazing into the lives of those that he is about to kill for the perfect shot, while spouting a number of his rules, typically ‘Forbid empathy. Empathy is weakness.’ While taking its time as it jumps from country to country, the film has a relentless intensity. A slick thriller lightened by occasional black humour, supported by Tilda Swinton (Avengers) and Charles Parnell (Top Gun: Maverick), this is well worth a watch.

Gail Marshall

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Screenings of this film:

2023/2024 Autumn Term (digital)