R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A young pickpocket and an unruly CIA agent team up on an anti-terrorist mission in France.
"I wanted to make a big Friday night out film", exclaimed director and co-screenwriter James Watkins. The writer-director's ambitions for this picture were one of the reasons the producers approached him. This was to marry big budget commercial thrills with kinetic, in-your-face shooting style, with handheld cameras up close and personal with the actors, to get right in the middle of the action. "We wanted to be close enough to feel them, to feel their breathing, to be right in their eyes. A lot of the actions shots are from a subjective point of view, so as a viewer you feel completely in the moment. I'm not interested in CGI which creates scenes that defeat the laws of physics! So, however large the story is, everything should always have an emotional sense of truth. Ultimately, you go to the movies to see people and so the closer you are to those people, the more you'll enjoy the experience."
That fucking cop was gonna shoot me?
Sean Briar: You're a terrorist bomber. You killed four people. Put your seat belt on.
When the helicopter lands on the roof on the National Bank, it is very obvious that a remote control helicopter model was used instead of an actual helicopter.
€128,285 (Italy) (17 July 2016)
$39,000 (USA) (18 November 2016)