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The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
"MR 73" (original title)

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A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.

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Louis Schneider
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Justine Maxence
Catherine Marchal ...
Marie Angéli
Francis Renaud ...
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Gérald Laroche ...
Georges Matéo
Guy Lecluyse ...
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Charles Subra
Clément Michu ...
Émile Maxence
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Ringwald
Christian Mazucchini ...
Roques (as Christian Mazzuchini)
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Blandine
Maxim Nucci ...
Richard
Christine Chansou ...
Mathilde Schneider
Mireille Viti ...
Madame Renoir
Camille Ramos ...
Fille Matéo
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In Marseilles, the discredited and alcoholic Detective Schneider hijacks a bus and forces the bus driver with a gun to drive him home. He is arrested by the swat force and his washed up career in the police department practically ends. Schneider is removed from the investigation of a serial-killer that is committing hideous crimes against women and assigned to a bureaucratic work in the night-shift in the precinct. Through glimpses from his recollections, Schneider recalls the tragic accident that killed his daughter and left his wife attached to a life support system. Meanwhile, the sick criminal Charles Subra, who killed the parents of two girls many years ago, convinces the probation committee in the prison that he has found God and is regenerated and may be released. Justine, one of the daughters that survived, has never overcome the trauma of her loss and is worried with the possibility of the freedom of the criminal. When Schneider discovers the identity of the serial-killer, he... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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La psychologue: You drank, this morning?
[pause]
La psychologue: you won't answer?
Schneider: You can leave if you want.
La psychologue: You're not to blame, Mr. Schneider. You were just in the wrong place.
Schneider: No, I never should've been there.
La psychologue: Meaning?
Schneider: I don't want to discuss it.
La psychologue: What will you discuss?
Schneider: You believe in God, doctor?
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Performed by Leonard Cohen (as Léonard Cohen)
Originally released 1970 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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26 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Some movies are saved by their actors.To write that the movie is derivative is to state the obvious .It borrows from many of the American thrillers of the nineties ,the inmate (notably) is another reincarnation of Hannibal. Fortunately,no Clarice,but Justine ,daughter of his victims ,whose part is the most interesting of the whole movie.Her commitment to her grandpa is extraordinary and the scene of the mass for the dead rings true .Her relationship with the hero is more conventional but the viewer really needed some sunlight breaking out.

A hero who has perhaps never deserved more to be called anti hero.It takes a lot of nerve ,a lot of genius and a lot of courage to play such a demeaning part of a fallen cop,who smells urine and alcohol ,with an haggard face who seems to have suffered his misfortunes without complain. Daniel Auteuil is ,much more than Depardieu,to the French cinema what Jean Gabin was half a century ago and besides he ages more gracefully .This part and that of Nicole Garcia's "L'Adversaire" are among his finest performances.The only thing that's lacking is a firm strong screenplay.This one is a bit desultory ,but who cares?Auteuil carries the movie on his shoulders ,with fine support by Olivia Bonamy.

Well I stepped into an avalanche,it covered up my soul..... (L.C.)


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