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My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2004)

When her surrogate father who owns the casino she works in gets murdered, Modesty Blaise takes on those that killed him and are now at the casino to rob it. It turns out she is more than just a modest worker.

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Miklos
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Raphael Garcia
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Professor Lob
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Henri Louche
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Irina
Bianca Ana Tudorica ...
Young Modesty
Ion Haiduc ...
High Roller
Laura Iordache ...
Olivette
Ana Maria Florescu ...
Danielle
Bogdan Dumitrescu ...
Boutellis
Dan Chiriac ...
Ishua
Marcel Cobzariu ...
Charopos
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Janos
Dan Astileanu ...
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When her surrogate father who owns the casino she works in gets murdered, Modesty Blaise takes on those that killed him and are now at the casino to rob it. It turns out she is more than just a modest worker.

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Killer elegance, deadly force, explosive strength... what's in a name? See more »

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film was actually produced in 2002 by Miramax but held for release for more than a year. See more »

Goofs

When Modesty opens to the first page of Lob's copy of "Morte d'Arthur", the text is in English, as it should be. As she leafs through the pages, however, the text changes to French. See more »

Quotes

Modesty Blaise: We always have choices about what we make of ourselves, but we don't always know where those choices will lead.
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Edited from A Bridge Too Far (1977) See more »

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Jared Hazak
Written by Waleed Issa
Performed by Gabriel Mann (as Gabe Rutman)
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A treat
19 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

I'm not a fan of the sub-Bond comic strip or the camp Losey film, but this is very good indeed. Though it's bookended by the violent assault on the casino, it's mostly a variation on Sheherezade in the Arabian Nights, spinning out tales to buy time and cool the tension - most action films would be ratcheting the tension up, but this is about mind-games rather than bullets. Staden looks like a porcelain doll, with white skin, red lipstick and black hair - very feminine and yet very strong (you don't need bulging muscles for these martial arts, you need balance and a brain). Her stories of experiences with her two mentors could have been schmaltzy but aren't, partly because of the constant edge of danger in the exotic settings. Good work from a cast of actors and director I've never heard of, and all coming in under 80 minutes. Remarkable all round.


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