Director: Costa-Gavras
Writer: Costa-Gavras & Jean-Claude Grumberg (based on the novel 'The Ax' by Donald E. Westlake)
Starring: Jose Garcia, Karin Viard, Geordy Monfils, Christa Theret
Released: June 1, 2006
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 122 minutes
Story: A laid-off worker devises a novel approach to finding a new job by physically 'eliminating' any fellow applicants in this new comedy from 72 year old, veteran director Costa-Gavras. Based on a novel by US author Donald E. Westlake, The Ax puts outsourcing, downsizing and other 21st-century business trends where they belong: on the chopping block.

When we first meet the Bruno, he appears to be a not-so-polished international assassin, but we realise that murder is merely a stepping stone to a less (or more) ruthless dream: to rejoin corporate life. When a prime job at a paper factory opens up, Bruno gathers the names of potential candidates and starts downsizing. Still a loving family man, Bruno juggles dinner with his kids, couples counseling with his wife and body disposal.
Jose Garcia Bruno Davert
Karin Viard Marlene Davert
Geordy Monfils Maxime Davert
Christa Theret Betty Davert
Ulrich Tukur Gerard Hutchinson
Olivier Gourmet Raymond Machefer
Yvon Back Etienne Barnet
Thierry Hancisse Inspecteur Kesler
Olga Grumberg Iris Thompson
Yolande Moreau Preposee poste
Dieudonne Kabongo Quinlan Longus
Jean-Pierre Gos Garagiste
Vanessa Larre Predatrice
Serge Lariviere Inspecteur Police
Jeanne Savary La presentatrice TV