Killer (1998 film)

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Directed by Darezhan Omirbaev
Produced by Joël Farges
Elise Jalladeau
Gaziz Shaldybayev
Written by Darezhan Omirbaev
Limara Zjeksembajeva
Starring Talgat Assetov
Roksana Abouova
Cinematography Boris Trochev
Edited by R. Belyakova
Distributed by Celluloid Dreams
Release date
September 12, 1998 (Toronto)
Running time
80 minutes
Country Kazakhstan
Language Russian

Killer (French: Tueur à gages) is a 1998 French-Kazakhstani crime drama film directed by Darezhan Omirbaev.


Marat (Talgat Assetov) is a chauffeur who, following a traffic accident, finds himself in debt. When his baby becomes ill, he agrees to murder a journalist in order to earn some money.[1]



Killer won the Un Certain Regard Award at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.[2] At the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, it won the Don Quijote Award - Special Mention and was nominated for the Crystal Globe.[3]


  1. ^ Stewart, Bhob. "Plot Synopsis". Allmovie. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Killer". Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Awards for Tueur à gages". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 

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