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The Hook (2004)
"Je suis un assassin" (original title)

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Ben Castelano
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Suzy Castelano
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Brice Kantor
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Lucie Kantor
Jacques Spiesser ...
Kouznetov
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La dame en rose
Antoine Chappey ...
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Thierry Calas ...
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Jean-Marie Mondini ...
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Old grounds,old ways..
16 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film does not certainly break new grounds but it takes us back to the good old days when they took enough time to write a story (and/or to choose a good writer:Patricia Highsmith,Boileau-Narcejac,here Donald E. Westlake).

An user has already pointed out how the film borrowed from "strangers on a train" .François Cluzet and Bernard Giraudeau give terrific performances.I agree with the user who wrote that Karine Viard's behavior did not make much sense at the end of the movie,but I do not think it's the actress's fault.The S/M scene using Marie Laforet's "Viens Viens" is also a big mistake,the words to the song having nothing to do with what happens on the screen.

But if you want to see a great French actor,just watch Giraudeau.

NB: if the film may sometimes seem incoherent to you, particularly the evolution of the character acted by Karin Viard, blame it on a butchered editing. The original film lasted about two hours and a half.


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