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Film / Dragonetti The Ruthless Contract Killer

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Dragonetti the Ruthless Contract Killer is the prequel to Die Zombiejäger, focusing on the character Claudio Dragonetti. The film had a (relative) Big Budget Beef-Up, the first film costing 20.000 SEK and "Dragonetti" costing 100.000 SEK. The film follows the activites of the hitman Dragonetti, leading up to his appearance in Die Zombiejäger.

The stuntmen who made Sector 236: The Wrath of Thor, provided stunts for this film in return for director Jonas Wolcher providing special effects for the former. Another film focusing on Claudio Dragonetti has been announced.


The following tropes apply to Dragonetti the Ruthless Contract Killer:

  • Action Girl: Elena, the female spetsnaz.
  • Ascended Extra: Dragonetti was hardly more than a sidecharacter in Die Zombiejäger. This film focuses soly on him, the hunter from the first film does not appear and only three other characters (The Zombiemaster, Hans and Knud Mortensen) from the first film appear in this installment.
  • Anti-Hero: Dragonetti is supposed to be an antihero, but he is so unlikable that the audience might end up rooting for Ivan.
  • Artifact of Doom: The idol that is the home of the demon, and looks like a mix between a dildo and the pick of destiny.
  • Ax-Crazy: Dragonetti goes into a killing frenzy and slaughters dozens of people at the restaurant.
  • Big Bad Friend: Dragonetti and Ivan are this to each other.
  • Captain Obvious: Ivan tells Patrik that 2 million SEK are missing from the registry, Patrik says "that's a lot of money".
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  • Celebrity Paradox: Roland stands in his shop and puts pricetags on copies of Die Zombiejäger. Likely a inside joke.
  • Celibacy Hero: Dragonetti seems to have no interest in women (or men) at all.
  • Chef of Iron: At least the cook tries to be this...
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: 187 tortures Dragonetti.
  • Demonic Possession: Dragonetti is possesed by a demon which renders him unkillable.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Dragonetti will survive the film, as he is alive in Die Zombiejäger.
  • Foreshadowing: When Dragonetti enters the shop a newspaper headline tells of a girl who has died from a mysterious disease, foreshadowing the zombie outbreak in Die Zombiejäger. Or this could just be a happy accident.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Ivan is a ruthless Russian mobster, but he thinks Dragonetti's killing of innocents is wrong.
  • Eye Scream: Dragonetti rips out a guy's eye during the Restaurant Massacre.
  • Infant Immortality: Averted, Dragonetti performs a abortion on Andrea with his hand.
  • Invincible Hero: Dragonetti cannot die due to being possessed. This is not a goof, however, even if he seems to die in Die Zombiejäger, since there is a third film under way.
  • I Own This Town: Invoked by Ivan, who yells it across the river when he prepares his final plan to take out Dragonetti.
  • Jitter Cam: Not as bad as in Die Zombiejäger.
  • Large Ham: "Det här är min stad! Mitt Göteborg!"
    • Ivan is like this all the time.
  • Let Me at Him!: 187 wants to take on Dragonetti, but Ivan does not want him to, presumably because he does not want to risk his most loyal enforcer.
  • The Mafiya: Ivan, the russian mobster with spetnaz connections and a military history in Kosovo.
  • Man on Fire: A man is set on fire by Dragonetti during the Restaurant Massacre.
  • Oh, Crap!: Towards the end, a grenade is thrown at Dragonetti and he survives it unscathed. That is when Miguel, Ivan's last remaining henchman, runs away.
  • Professional Killer: Dragonetti, 187 and the Spetsnaz are all hired killers.
  • Psycho for Hire: Dragonetti is a freelance contractor for murder. He does not care who he works for and is simply in for the money. It's hard to tell if he is into killing people, or it's the demon that possessed him. At times he enjoys killing people, at other times he just seems annoyed.
  • To Be Continued: The film ends with a text explaining that the story will continue in Die Zombiejäger and that film "picks up" where Dragonetti "left off".
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: What Dragonetti does after Ivan had him tortured. Because Dragonetti shot Ivan in the arm, destroyed his restaurant and killed a bar full of innocent people.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Many people will likely root for Ivan rather than Dragonetti.
  • The Dragon: 187, Ivan's best friend and most loyal henchman.
  • Villain Has a Point: Ivan better qualifies as the hero of the film than Dragonetti. While Ivan is mostly angry at Dragonetti for shooting him in the arm, he thinks that Dragonetti is insane (which he is) for killing bystanders for no reason. Ivan is right for wanting to kill Dragonetti, as Dragonetti is a much bigger threat than he is.
  • Villain Protagonist: Dragonetti. Ivan, the actual "villain", actually qualifies as an Anti-Hero because he actually has standards and thinks of Dragonetti killing innocent bystanders as monstrous.
  • Violence Is Disturbing: The killing of Andrea, the torture of Dragonetti and the botched execution of the prostitute.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Both Dragonetti and Ivan. Ivan shoots a couple of prostitutes at the beach, while Dragonetti kills several women throughout the film.
  • You Killed My Father: The boy in the restaurant. He fails.


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