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Le choc (1982)

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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. ... See full summary »

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Philippe Léotard ...
Félix
Etienne Chicot ...
Michel
Jean-Louis Richard ...
Maubert, l'inspecteur de la DST
Catherine Leprince ...
Mathilde
François Perrot ...
Cox
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Borévitch, dit 'Boro'
Franck-Olivier Bonnet ...
Silvio
Myriam Pisacane ...
L'Ange Bleu (as Myriam)
Peter Bonke ...
Un terroriste
Dany Kogan ...
Rosana
Jean-Jacques Scheffer ...
Un terroriste
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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Banal Delon vehicle with well-executed violence
19 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

As an Alain Delon vehicle, "Le Choc" is a shockingly (pun intended) banal programmer, occasionally livened up by the well-executed moments of violence (and they are plenty: fork through the palm, knife through the head, fireplace poker through the stomach, etc.). As one of the very few Delon-Deneuve pairings, it's nothing much: the only surprising thing about their love scene is how early into the film it comes. Delon has played this kind of role a million times before, but he does give a convincing performance, and easily (at least on this occasion) outclasses Deneuve. They both go for a rather "inexpressive" style of acting, but you can read a lot more on his face that you can on hers. For those who might care, he also has a full-frontal nude scene in this film BUT it's shot from a long distance and he's behind a glass wall. (**)


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