I certainly like Richard Berry,who can show lots of emotion,when he is given good material to work with.His female co-star ,Elsa Zilberstein,plays like a zombie .The whole cast is mediocre ,with the exception of the suave Pascal Greggory,the only one who really pulls out.
A cop kills a Young man in self-defense ;his sister kidnaps the policeman's baby;this could have been a good beginning .Unfortunately the screenwriters made a real mess of the subject.It's hardly a spoiler to write that the movie ends when (almost)everybody's dead.
The biblical quotation at the beginning (of course the Apocalyse is de rigueur) would like to influence the viewer and make him believe he is going to watch an "important" "serious" "meaningful " work,which a turgid -and in the last scenes absolutely unbearable - music tends to reinforce .
Obviously ,the director tried to imitate ,in his last thirty minutes,"the godfather part 3" or De Palma's "Scarface"...and doesn't know ,has no idea at all it's the mindless gory Vandammesque two-bit thriller it actually seems to me.
Richard Berry's fans :take to your heels and pick another movie!Courtois had directed him in a better way in "Une Journée De Merde " ,a modest pleasant little comedy.
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