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Polar (2019)

TV-MA | | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 January 2019 (USA)
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A retiring assassin suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of a hit, contracted by none other than his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees.

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Jonas Åkerlund

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Jayson Rothwell (screenplay by), Víctor Santos (based on the Dark Horse graphic novel "Polar: Came from the cold" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Duncan Vizla
Vanessa Hudgens ... Camille
Katheryn Winnick ... Vivian
Fei Ren ... Hilde
Ruby O. Fee ... Sindy
Matt Lucas ... Blut
Robert Maillet ... Karl
Anthony Grant ... Facundo
Josh Cruddas ... Alexei
Lovina Yavari ... Junkie Jane
Ayisha Issa ... Jazmin
Pedro Miguel Arce ... Pedro
Anastasia Marinina ... Evalina
Martin Zolotarev ... Evalina's Son
Richard Dreyfuss ... Porter
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A retiring assassin suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of a hit, contracted by none other than his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees.

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Germany | USA

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Russian | English

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Duncan Vizla had 11 cigarettes during the film time. See more »

Goofs

The owl is obviously a captive owl, as the noise it makes are 'baby' sounds which young owls make when begging for food. Mature owls that have grown up in the wild do not make this noise as they have learned to hunt for their prey and do not have a need to beg for food. See more »

Quotes

Duncan Vizla: Right, last one.
School Kid #4: Do they speak American in England?
Duncan Vizla: [Duncan gets a flashback to London, choking someone to death while his victim can only make a grunt] They don't speak a lot
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References Escape from New York (1981) See more »

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Performed by Earth Wind & Fire (as Earth, Wind & Fire)
Written by Al McKay, Maurice White, Allee Willis
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Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing Germany GmbH/Rondor Musikverlag GmbH
(p) 1978 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
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Near Retirement
23 February 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The efficient hitman Duncan Vizla (Mads Mikkelsen) will retire in a couple of days and will receive an eight-million dollars pension from the organization where he works as retirement plan. However his employer Blut (Matt Lucas) decides to double-cross Duncan to save the amount despite the advice of his assistant Vivian (Katheryn Winnick) to pay the pension to him. Duncan moves to an isolated cabin in Montana and befriends his only neighbor Camille (Vanessa Hudgens), a shy young woman. Meanwhile Vivian hires Duncan for one last job to kill the assassins of the retired hitman Michael Green, but with the intention of killing Duncan. However he kills the gang and returns to his house. Blut decides to send a team of assassins to kill Duncan at home. Will they succeed?

"Polar" is an action thriller with a violent and brutal story of double-cross and revenge. The plot uses many clichés but anyway is entertaining with Mads Mikkelsen performing a very tough assassin seeking revenge. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Polar"


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