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This is one of those films that is so funny, it makes you (well me anyway) smile just to remember it.
The essential storyline is of a professional hitman and a guy that he finds he can not get rid of. (The English translation of the title is pain-in-the-behind.)
This is black comedy done to perfection with a brilliant gradual build-up. It starts straight-faced so, if you do not know what you are watching, it could be any old thriller. Gradually the gags come in until it reaches a manic pace.
The two stars are the completely deadpan Lino Ventura and the songwriter Jacques Brel.
It is sadly under-rated and hard-to-find. Seek it out!
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