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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #53. Fabrice Du Welz’s Colt 45

Colt 45

Director: Fabrice Du Welz
Writer: Fathi Beddiar
Producers: Julien Arnoux, Sébastien Delloye, Thomas Langmann, Emmanuel Montamat
U.S. Distributor: Rights Avilable
Cast: Gerard Lanvin, Joey Starr, Alice Taglioni, Philippe Nahon

The very busy Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz makes our 2014 list twice (see the number 20 position), and this second entry feels like more of departure for the director. An cop thriller from a first time screenwriter, we’re curious to see Welz’s union with Joey Starr, along with uniting once more with the generally terrifying Philippe Nahon.

Gist: Weapon supervisor and shooting instructor for National Police, Vincent Milès is an expert in combat shooting. He’s only 25 and the elites from all around the globe are courting him. Against all odds, he refuses to join the prestigious field squads. His life takes a crucial turn when he meets Milo Cardena, a mysterious field agent, who drags him into an infernal swirl of violence. Vincent will soon find himself in the middle of a series of heists, murders and relentless police internal war opposing his godfather to his mentor. Trapped in hell, Vincent will have to kill for his own survival.

Release Date: While Warner Bros. has the theatrical rights for France, we’re assuming a theatrical release overseas will determine if and when a stateside release will happen.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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