YMMV: Killing Zoe

  • Complete Monster: Eric is the psychopathic leader of the bank robbers who has taken to acts of extreme violence (including murder and domestic terrorism) so he can enjoy the rush. He invites his American friend Zed over to Paris to take part in a bank heist with Eric and his gang-with almost no planning and while they're all high on heroin. During the heist he shocks his associates by repeatedly killing hostages, initially to force the bank manager to open the vault but later just to blow off steam. He uses a bomb to kill a guard who's holed up in the vault. He later decides to rape and kill Zoe, the prostitute who visited Zed in the opening, when he notices that she has a day job in the bank. When Zed objects to this, Eric slashes Zed's face with a knife and reveals that their "friendship" means nothing to him. He ultimately leaves his gang to their deaths when the cops burst in to stop his killing spree, while pursuing Zoe and Zed to kill them both.
  • Cult Classic: Avary's stated goal was to make "an exploitation film for the coffee shop crowd." He succeeded.