Dead Man Down

Synopsis: Victor, a rising gangland player, has infiltrated the crime empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse, with the single purpose of making Alphonse pay for destroying his once happy life. As he meticulously orchestrates his vengeance from his high-rise home, Victor watches and is watched by Beatrice, a mysterious young woman who lives in the apartment across from his. On the surface a fragile woman-child, Beatrice seethes with a rage of her own. When she uncovers Victor's dark secrets, she threatens to expose him unless he helps her carry out her own campaign of retribution. Each fixated on avenging the past, they devise a violent and cathartic plan that could change their worlds forever. Beatrice is kidnapped by Alphonse towards the end, Its a race against time for Victor to save her.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Niels Arden Oplev
Production: FilmDistrict
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

It wasn't meant to

be this way. You know?

We make our plans, sure.

But life...

Life is what happens

to you along the way.

You know, at first,

I didn't want this.

I didn't want to connect.

I didn't want to

get involved.

And she kept on at me.

"This is what life is. This is

why we're here, to connect.

"To build."

We're here

to build something.

And then we had Theo.

And then I understood

that she was right.

We're not meant

to be alone.

You know what

she said to me?

She said that even

the most damaged heart

can be mended.

Even the most damaged heart.


No, I'm with Vic.


I can't let you in

until Alphonse is home.

Alphonse is on his way.


In the basement.

Oh, Paulie.


It's Paul.

Why is the alarm off?

I told you that you

should always have it on!

She said that she

didn't turn it off.


"719, now you realize."


What the f*ck?

This shit is crazy.

Now he's killing us.

Call the locksmith.

And get that asshole from the

alarm company over here.

"Now you realize."

I know who's

doing this to me.

Killed for less.

A little uncouth to

come without a call.

There's a better

place for you to be.

Get out. Go.

Am I gonna get paid?

Have you seen this man?

Paul? Everyone

knows Paul's missing.

I want you to think

before you answer.

'Cause I'm getting

to the bottom of this.

The bottom of what?

Three months of letters.

Three months of torment.

Not being able to leave

my house without wondering

if some coward is gonna

sneak up behind me and...

Paul was looking into this.

And I think he found exactly

what he was looking for.

But before he

could come and tell me,

my friend Paul shows up

strangled in my freezer.

You've got a lot of enemies,

don't you, Alphonse?

Three months ago you and

I had our disagreement!

I raised my take to 25%

to allow you to continue

to operate in my buildings.

I started getting letters

three months ago!

That's no f*cking


That's not f*cking accurate!

You asked for 30%, and Lon told

you, you could only ask me for 20%.

So if anyone was bent out of shape,

it was f*cking you, Alphonse.

Who's in this picture?

I don't f*cking know. Who the

f*ck is in this picture?

I don't know!

What am I supposed

to realize?

What does 719 mean? What am

I going to f*cking realize?

What am I gonna

f*cking realize?

Darcy, want to give me

a hand here, mate?

He ain't got shit

to do with this!

I've been picking up from

Harry for over a year.

No. He's a f*cking liar

so you shut the f*ck up.

I'm gonna ask you again.

What am I supposed to realize?

I don't care what you

think I've done to you,

you are not sanctioned

to kill me.

That much

I do f*cking know.

So it's not on,

you even coming here!

"Not on"?

The term is, "Not cool".

It's you f*cking English.

You always do shit like that.

Alphonse, just...


You also make your

sevens like this.


are not sanctioned

to kill me.

F*ck it.

What the f*ck

y'all waiting for?

Do it.

F*ck, you've been hit.

Don't worry about it.

A bit better

this time.

Will you be all right to

drive yourself home, Beatrice?

Why don't you go over and

introduce yourself to him?

Oh, Mom.

What are you doing?

You're supposed to

lie down and relax.


I was relaxing so much

I saw a white light.

Well, if you see it again,

don't walk into it.

I still have a lot of things to

take out on you for my childhood.

It's beautiful.

I love the color.

Me too.

It's very pretty.

I'll run your bath.

You don't stop looking at him.

You should ask him out.

Go out.

Live your life.

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