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Paid is a film noir in the tradition of the French gangster movie. It is a story about underworld characters that have come to regret the choices they have made and now secretly long for a different and more meaningful life. It is also a love story between Paula (beautiful French actress Anne Charrier), a 28-year-old Parisian call girl working in Amsterdam, and young hit man Michel (Brazilian star and heartthrob Murilo Benicio, 2-time winner of the Cinema Brasil Grand Prize for Best Actor) whose hearts are touched when a six-year-old Bolivian boy abruptly enters their lives. The boy changes their fate.
But, at the moment Paula and Michel decide to escape the underworld, Paula realizes that her hands are tied to a paid deal she has made with a powerful English narcotics baron (a tour de force performance by Tom Conti). The enticing offer Paula could not refuse turns into the demon that stands in the way of her future with Michel. Meanwhile, Michel s hands are tied to his mentor, assassin Giuseppe. Eventually, Michel and Paula find their way to freedom but not without paying a high price.

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  • Actors: Tom Conti, Anne Charrier, Murilo Benício, Corbin Bernsen, Manouk van der Meulen
  • Directors: Laurence Lamers
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Vivendi Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 17, 2009
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • ASIN: B001GXK6HM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,050 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Paid" on IMDb

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve Kuehl VINE VOICE on February 15, 2009
Format: DVD
I got this for the store as several of my customers who follow Novela/Soap mentioned that a well known actor (Murilo Benicio) was starring in a crime drama. A decent cast supplements a weak story about a hitman with morals, a prostitute with rules, a drug lord who should have been dead years ago, and a recently orphaned child all crossing paths in Amsterdam.

To try and describe all of the small world subplots of sex, drugs and double crosses would stagger even the interested, but needless to say they all gave a valiant effort under the direction of an unknown crew. It might be worth the investment for some of the fans that follow these known actors in their respective environments, but this film is a minor compilation for them. The writing seemed so confused at times that the characters become unfathomable.

No extras on the DVD, and the ending was wholeheartedly irritating and contrived. Maybe next time.
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If acting were all, this would be a great movie. Every performance by the large international cast is excellent. Unfortunately, movies also have writers and directors - in this case Dutch writer-director Laurence Lamers.

He chose to make this movie - about gangsters in Amsterdam - entirely in English, which may be part of the problem, since the dialog often sounds like it came from a John Wayne or Edward G Robinson movie. Tom Conti - one of only two native English-speakers in the cast (Corbin Bernsen is the other) is credited with "Additional Dialog Corrections", which may explain why his dialog was mostly free of such peculiarities; but the unfortunate French, Brazilian, German, Dutch, etc, cast members didn't have that native understanding of the language to help them with their dialog (Bernsen seems not to have cared, because his is just as bad), and they're the ones who more often sound like characters caught in a Star Trek space/time warp.

But dialog isn't the only flaw - the story has serious problems of its own that can't be blamed on Lamers's unfamiliarity with English. It's interesting to have violent gangsters behave in unconventional ways (and Conti is an interesting and unusual villain), but there are limits to which credulity can be stretched. That a little Bolivian boy with no noticeable charm and no connection to any other character, without saying a word except his name - Luis - would simply by his presence totally upend the lives of a dozen or so hardened criminals is just too much. That's not the only glaring incongruity, but it's the biggest.
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