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Polar is a neo-noir action thriller based on the 2012 webcomic of the same name and is directed by Jonas Åkerlund.  The film revolves around an aging assassin on the verge of retirement, who becomes targeted by his employer. I discovered Polar while looking for another movie.  It’s turned out to be an excellent find.

Somewhere in Chile, a former assassin who was employed by Damocles (a firm of assassins) is eliminated by the company’s special hit team:  Sindy, (Ruby O. Fee) who serves as a decoy, Facundo (Anthony Grant) the company sniper, and the assault team; Alexei (Josh Cruddas), Karl (Robert Maillet), and Hilde (Fei Ren).  Duncan Vizla, known as The Black Kaiser (Mads Mikkelsen), is a Damocles employee nearing mandatory retirement on his fiftieth birthday. By making sizeable contributions into his company retirement fund, he is owed over $8M, due the day of retirement…

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