Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly is a 2012 American neonoir crime film directed by Andrew Dominik and starring Brad Pitt, based on the 1974 novel Cogans Trade by George V. Higgins. On May 22, 2012, the film premiered in competition for the Palme dOr at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, receiving positive early reviews.

Frankie and Russell, though obviously amateurs to the task, complete the holdup with no problems and leave with the money. However, Driver Richard Jenkins, an emissary for the Mafia, discusses the recent robbery with an acquaintance of Dillon, a hitman named Jackie Cogan Brad Pitt. Although Jackie understands Markie was uninvolved in the heist, he believes Markie should be murdered in order to restore the mobsters confidence in the local gambling scene.Upon completing the crime, Russell travels to Florida to sell the dogs. While in Florida, he inadvertently informs a man named Kenny Gill Slaine of his involvement in the heist while trying to recruit him as a dealer. Kenny informs Jackie, who implicates Russell, Frankie, and Squirrel as the true perpetrators. All of this occurs during a backdrop of televised speeches given by thenPresident George W. Bush and thenSenator Barack Obama made during the 2008 US Presidential election. ........

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