Killing Zoe

Synopsis: Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all decide to rob a bank the following day. There's only one problem: Zed's call-girl, Zoe, just happens to work at the bank which is to be robbed!
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Roger Avary
Production: Live Entertainment
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Hotel Rive Gauche.

Rive Gauche? Tres bien.

Do you mind the radio?

Do you want me to turn the radio off?

I don't speak French.

Ah. English?


That's good.

I speak a little American.

I asked if you mind the radio.

Music... you know.

It's okay.

Ah. Super cool.

Do you know what time it is?

I don't know. Daytime?

Are you in town for business?


It's a nice hotel, your hotel.

Very big rooms.

Do you know Paris?

Not really.

I spent some time here a long

time ago. When I was young.


Those were the days.


Say what?

Do you have a wife?

Used to.


Why, if you need a wife for the night...

for business.

I give you my number.

She's a very nice girl. French.

Like when you were very young.

Just tell me and I set it up.

What you laughing at?

You let Moises set it up.

Your package... it arrived in the night,

last night before the last night.

The telephone. For room service.

The toilet here. The door.

And the television. Right here.

With this you can operate

it anywhere in the room.





Oh. Okay.

There you go.

Oh, hey.

Do you know what time is it?

What? I'm sorry?

Time... time... what time it is?

Oh. Yes. Il est presque huit heures...

Bon soir.



Come on in.


Hey, hey, hey... hold on.

I don't speak French.

- Speak English?

- Yes. I do.

It's okay.

It will be one thousand Francs

for all night.

I don't do weird stuff.

A condom and

you have to pay in advance.

What kind of weird stuff don't you do?

Like... peeing on me?

I can't pee.


What is a... What's a 1000 Francs

translate to in American?

Around 200 bucks?

Thank you.

Blow job included.

We can do it now, if you want.

I'm going to dry off first.

Okay, but it's not necessary.



What's your name?

Zoe or Zoey. Which ever you like.


My name's Zed.

That's funny.

We both have Z names.

Say what?

You can take those off. The pants.

It's easier without, you know.

Think I'd rather watch you...

get undressed first.


Hey, hey, hey... slowly.


Mister America. Zed.

That's Captain America, baby.

Slow enough for you?

I'm cold.




Moises told me you were in

town for business.


What kind of business?


I don't know. I'm just curious.

Do you ask all your clients

questions about their business?


Just the ones I like.

Oh... so you like me?



Because you're a good person.

I run into some real creeps.

You know.

What makes you think that

I'm a good person?

Body language. We fit together.

We fit together?

All men and women fit together.

Hell, even some men fit together.

Ya, but you know, we clicked.

You made me orgasm.

Do you know how often I orgasm

with guys Moises sets me up with?


They're always fat like pigs.

Suck me baby.

And you make me feel safe.

That's something more important

than the orgasm.

You know, it may be the

integral part maybe of the orgasm.

I never thought of it like that.

Well, its true.

Turn off the television.

So I really mean it,

when I'm telling you, Zed,

I like you very much.

I like you too.



Why? For the same reason?

Any man can orgasm.

Even with his own hand.

Well, I like you because

you just won't stop talking.

Just keep talking.

You're open and you're honest.

You're different than a lot of the

prostitutes that I've been with.

I am not a prostitute!

Oh. Really?

Great, then can I have

my 1000 Francs back?

- I'm a student.

- Oh.

I became an escort to pay my classes.

It's my choice to sleep with you.

I understand.

No you don't.

No, no, no... I get it.

- It's not easy.

- Hey, I didn't say it was... easy.

It's my choice... to be here.



What kind of a student are you?

Where do you go to school?

Le Beaus Art

Le Beaus Art... what's that?

Art school?

You're an artist?

What kind of art do you study?

Not any of the old sh*t.


No, I have a day job too.

Three times a week.

Very boring.

But one day...

there will be only my art.

What are you a... painter?

I don't paint.

I make things.


Not like sculpture.

Like life...

What I do, I do it only for the objects.

I'd like to see one of them sometime.


So you could see the

work of a whore?

I'm sorry I called you a prostitute.

All right?

I didn't know that there was a difference.

The difference is a prostitute would

have lied to you about her orgasm.

I didn't lie.

What time is it?

I don't know. Night time.

I'm going to take a shower.

I'm coming.


You're alright man!

What happened to you?

I thought you were going to call.

Oh, I see.

You have been busy.

I asked the hotel for a wake up call.

That's good, but now I am here.

So let's go. We have a lot to talk about, man.

The girl's still here.

- Is she your girlfriend?

- No.

F*** her. She's a dishrag whore.

Kick her out. Come on.

I'll let her stay here tonight.

Don't be silly.

It's dangerous.

don't worry about her.

Oh sh*t. Her clothes.

So tell me, what have you

been up to?

Eric, I liked that girl.

Well, then why

didn't you stop me.

You're running

around like a f***ing maniac.

Look, your whole life you've

done nothing but f*** whores.

A girl like that will

give you AIDS.

Why don't you find a

nice girl in the suburbs?

Because when you want to get off...

you don't want to wait 3 months

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Roger Avary

Roger Avary (born August 23, 1965) is a Canadian film and television producer, screenwriter and director in the American mass media industry. He worked on Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, for which he and Quentin Tarantino were awarded the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay at the 67th Academy Awards. He wrote the screenplays of Silent Hill and Beowulf. He also directed Killing Zoe and The Rules of Attraction. more…

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