Requiem for a Killer

Requiem for a Killer

Lucretia is a killer for hire. Specialised in poisoning and passionate about opera, she'll have to fulfill a difficult contract in the heart of the Swiss alps. Posing as a singer, Lucretia will have to appear on the scene of the higly exclusive Festival d'Ermeux and try to kill one of her partners: British bariton Alexander Child. Having recently acquired a Scottish distillery, he remains the only obstacle to a strategic pipeline project with considerable economic stakes; having recently won a tough legal battle against British Oil, their last resort is to eliminate him. Complicating everything is Rico, sent by the French contra-espionage, who tries to infiltrate the orchestra and stop the plot against Alexander Child.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:91 minutes
  • Release:2011
  • Language:French,English
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:murder,   paris france,   alps,  

Lucrèce, the best killer in the business, accepts a final job: eliminate an opera singer who threatens the interests of a corporation. She's hired as a soprano for a festival her target is singing in, but things don't happen as planned. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


Requiem for a Killer torrent reviews

Evie H (ca) wrote: I mean it's a twisted fairy tale but just I didn't like it

Steve D (au) wrote: One of my favorite Bacon films WAY better than the sixth sense

bill s (nl) wrote: The best telling of this classic story.....just simply wonderfully entertaining.

Greg W (de) wrote: "It lacks his brilliant wit and seems much less adventurous than his 60s masterpieces."

Miguel S (ag) wrote: "I Want to Live!" is a great movie that has got an eerie feeling to it that I cannot place my finger down exactly. It is based on a true story, as is repeated often enough, namely on court records, witness's interviews, correspondence between the real characters, etc, etc, and so there is a down-to-earth sting to it. But at the same time, the editing style, the fluent jazz music and the overblown central performance by Susan Hayward (who won an Oscar for her role), gives the movie a sort of dream-like state, of fable one might say, especially in the first two thirds of the picture. This is directed by Robert Wise, who had steadily ascended from horror/sci-fi films to more emotional dramatic ones (and before dangling with the 2 musicals which won him 4 Oscars: "West Side Story" (1961), and "The Sound of Music" (1965)). His earlier career as an editor (for example in Orson Well's "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942)), may help explain the fast pace the movie has at the beginning. We see sketches of Barbara Graham's life (Susan Hayward), a witty woman from the wrong side of the tracks that spends her time in sleazy joints with shady characters, doing what she wants with whom she wants. The movie quickly passes from episode to episode, from year to year, but the various scenes help us understand her character. She is carefree and is little preoccupied with the consequences. She lies, forges cheques, and has been several times in correctional facilities for minor offences. But then she decides to get it straight, and marries a bartender, who turns out to be a drug addict, but with whom she has a son. On one fatal night when she argues with her husband and he disappears, she goes to meet her friends at the bar, who have been planning a robbery. After, she meets them again and is with them when they are caught. They have killed an old lady while robbing her house. Both man put the blame on Barbara to try to beat the raps, and she, without an alibi and with a very bad past, is an easy pray for the police and lawyers. And then the movie slows down, as her trial and jail time are shown, until she is finally convicted and sent to die in the gas chamber. This is Susan Hayward's movie. All other actors; lawyers, journalists, priests, criminal guards and other criminals just revolve around her, but we don't care really. We just look at her. At the time, the case was fresh on the public's mind, so there is no surprise of whether she will be pardoned or not. We know that she will die at the end of the movie, but that doesn't take the interest of the human performance of this woman who was a bad character, but who is innocent of this charge and just cannot escape the system that was dead set against her. The peak of Hayward's career, "I Want to Live!" is many things. It's a story of a very strong character whose only flaw in her strongness is her love for her young son, that does not break even in face of the many wrongs done against her, but as the time of death approaches yields little by little. It's a stand against the justice system and the death sentence, given in a cold straigh-forward-way. And it's also a stand for the innocent victims, and how the system does not let someone's past be forgotten. Wise's direction and editing give it that strange feeling I talked about for 1h30, but create a gripping masterpiece on the last 30 minutes, which depict the last hour of the prisoner, and every procedure in the prision. I don't think that Hayword's performance is better than Elizabeth Taylor's in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", also nominated that year for the Oscar, but we all know the Academy's tendency to reward people playing real characters. Even so, it is a great performance, slightly overblown, and is, in its essence, the movie itself. That's the greatest complement I can give. "I Want to Live!" is more than anything a social stand, as relevant today as it was then.

D M (de) wrote: Yet another horror-comedy-mystery that takes place in an old dark house with hidden passageways. A young woman returns from the Orient to see her father for the first time. She had been in boarding schools her whole life and brings a friend along for the visit. The first night they are there, the friend is killed in her room. The friend turns into a ghost and wants to know who killed her so she enlists the help of the person that gave them a ride to the hose earlier in the day, Cosmo Topper. When Topper is caught snooping around the hose, suspicion is cast upon him as the murderer. Lots of fun twists and turns and good dialogue.

Eliabeth O (jp) wrote: Classic screwball comedy. It's fun watching Katherine Hepburn drive Carry Grant crazy.

Ryan W (us) wrote: a cult classic of epic proportions.

Panayiota K (jp) wrote: The romance stories aren't the best (especially for over two hours), but there are two cuties singing and dancing in sailor suits.

Justin J (nl) wrote: Answers almost no questions like the previews state, and just retreads what the other films have already established and ends the franchise on a sour note. It does however seem to have more fun with its cast and provide more comedic relief after each scare unlike the others, worth watching if you're a fan but others should probably stay away

Alouise D (fr) wrote: Cheezy, camppy and generally just a good fun movie. Some of the jokes are a bit dated, but for the most part everything seems to work well together.