Single father obsessed with murdering the hit&run driver who killed his only child, poses as a screenwriter to get close to an actress who was in the death car. He feels fully prepared to kill the pretty young woman if she was the driver, but as his knowledge of her family grows, so does his empathy for them.
Did You Know?
The role of Paul Decourt was first proposed to Philippe Noiret
, but he refused , especially because he dreaded the boat scenes. When Claude Chabrol
proposed the role to Jean Yanne
, the latter answered him: "I do not see any abjection". See more
Referenced in The Beast Must Die
Vier ernste Gesänge
Written by Johannes Brahms
Sung by Kathleen Ferrier
(as Katleen Ferrier) See more