This 1985 french crime movie directed by José Pinheiro stars Alain Delon as retired police officer Daniel Pratt whose teenage daughter is killed by a gang of mysterious hooded killers. ... See full summary »
A man helps the victim of an auto accident, not realizing that the man has actually been shot. The men who shot him are now after the man who helped him, in order to eliminate him as a ... See full summary »
Dalila Di Lazzaro,
After his last contract, the hitman Martin "Christian" Terrier tells his only friend Michel that he will retire; however Michel advises that the Organization will never let him go. ... See full summary »
This movie tells the story of a group of right-wing cops have begun carrying out vigilante justice on drug dealers and other crime figures who might otherwise avoid punishment for their ... See full summary »
In the middle of the night, deputy Philippe Dubaye wakes up his old friend Xavier Maréchal with disturbing news: he has just killed Serrano, a racketeer with extant political connections. ... See full summary »
This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947. During three years Buisson manages to hide from detective ... See full summary »
Under the influence of drugs, a teenager, Eddy, kills a policeman. His father, Jacques, pleads extenuating circumstances and nearly succeeds in gaining the confidence of the policeman's widow. But the press reveals that Jacques is an ex-gangster who has spent time in prison.
On a beach in Nice, François meets the mysterious Peggy and falls in love with her. Following her to a villa, he meets Marc, a lawyer who has a strange relationship with the girl. Marc tells François that Peggy is a drug addict: she kills men who approach her.
Alain Delon turns in a stylish caper film here, one that could have come from René Clément's script drawer. I liked the intimate tone of the story, the way François Périer almost adopts Delon as his son, even giving him his mistress, Anne Parillaud. There is not much in the way of violence, which suits me fine.
The performances are generally good. Périer is oily and treacherous as Ruggeri, the club owner, Pierre Mondy has an easy time with the detective role, and Anne Parillaud is superb as the sexy assistant-turned-mistress. At two hours, though, the film is a bit long.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?