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The Ax Movie Review Summary

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THE AX (Le Couperet), based on the Donald E. Westlake novel, was co-written and directed by Costa-Gavras (Missing, Z) in 2004.

Bruno Davert lost his job two years ago and found none since. He was a successful engineer in a factory specialized in the chemical treatment of paper. Now, tired of being jobless, he imagines a way to be hired by Arcadia, the actual leader of the branch. After having obtained, by placing a false ad, the names of the unemployed engineers looking for a similar job, he decides to eliminate those who, according to himself, have a better résumé than his. He methodically kills four competitors without being suspected by the police. In the meantime, his wife Marlène worries about Bruno's behaviour and asks him to see with her a marriage counselor.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   Killer POV story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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