A young woman is hired to care for an elderly man who lives on an island off the Greek coast. When she arrives there the man warns her that his daughters are evil and dangerous. The woman ... See full summary »
Nicholas is a conscience-stricken international news photographer. Revolted by what he has seen in wars in Africa and Indochina, he leaves his job and his girlfriend to do sports coverage. ... See full summary »
Hugely effective and robust French hybrid of 'The Most Dangerous Game', seasoned with a soupcon of 'Straw Dog's
Hugely effective and robust French hybrid of 'The Most Dangerous Game', seasoned with a soupcon of 'Straw Dog's. The blistering and uncompromising 'La Traque' includes a bravura cast of notable French character actors, with an especially sympathetic portrayal of the victim by personal favorite Mimsy Farmer. Serge Leroy keeps the tension ratchet-tight, and unlike many other similarly lurid thrillers of that most exploitative epoch he also pays a great deal of attention to the merits of solid characterization. 'La Traque' is Quite a special film indeed and its cracking Giallo-esque score by Giancarlo Chiaramello should be appealing to most euro-cult soundtrack obsessives; one must also mention the brilliant and evocative photography of one Claude Renoir. (The use of hand-held camera's in the forest chase being particularly striking) Yet another exemplar from the heady 70's that remains unjustifiably obscure)
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