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Jean-Jacques Scheffer ...
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Marie Kéruzoré
Philippe Lelièvre
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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. Christian visits his boss Cox to receive the payment for his last work and to inform his decision but Cox does not admit that he quits the Organization. Christian visits the manager of his money, Jeanne Faulques, and he learns that she had invested part of his money in a turkey farm in the countryside. He drives to the place to spend a couple of days and has a love affair with Claire, who runs the farm with her husband Félix and has a loveless marriage. Out of the blue, criminals arrive at the farm and Félix is murdered. Christian and Claire kill the killers and they head to Paris to travel abroad. However, Christian discovers that Jeanne is dead and his money was stolen from the bank safe. Then, Christian and Claire are abducted by the men of Cox that wants Christian to have his last contract. In return, ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The atmosphere on the set was not in the right place, as Alain Delon remembers: Robin Davis found himself literally paralyzed in front of Catherine Deneuve - who was in a somewhat peculiar period and therefore not very available - and of Alain Delon, which made Le choc (1982) a catastrophe. A set is like a boat: it takes a captain. At some point, there must be someone who decides." See more »

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So so...
25 June 2002 | by (Kaarina, Finland) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable, but by no means a great crime film starring Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve. The script is extremely cliched, so it is left to the actors to pull this one off. And to a certain extent they deliver.

The direction is unimaginative, but the production design is cool mostly in the form of locations. I'm not sure whether the version I saw was uncut, but doubt it would have made much difference.


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