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Make no mistake: Dobermann is a bad dude. Not so much in the traditional “The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?” kind of way, mind you. More in the “He got his first gun after being christened, dates a deaf-mute Gypsy, and hangs out in a junkyard” manner of speaking. Hell, he’s so bad that the cop they send after him following a bloody bank robbery hands out explosives to children as if they were candy. Jan Kounen’s hyperviolent, John Woo–inspired action flick—starring French macho man Vincent Cassel (Irreversible) as the titular ruffian—may be light on the good guys, but it’s certainly not lacking in the gore department. And in a world as violent as Dobermann’s, any baby not survival-savvy enough to know the difference between a rattle and a live hand grenade is probably better off dying young anyway. The Washington Psychotronic Film Society screens the film at 8 p.m. at Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse, 2001 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. $2 (suggested donation). (202) 736-1732. (Matthew Borlik)