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Cannes 2012: Breaking down Brad Pitt's 'Killing' (Video)

May 24, 2012 |  5:27 am

Brad Pitt's "Killing Them Softly" divided audiences when it screened this week at the Cannes Film Festival: Some responded to the film's metaphoric overtones about capitalism and politics; others found it heavy-handed. The Times' Steven Zeitchik and the Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips recap one of the more provocative films of this year's movie gathering.


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-- Steven Zeitchik