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Act of Aggression (1975)

L'agression (original title)
An ordinary man is driven to violence in the name of revenge in this drama. Paul Varlin (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a businessman who decides to take his wife and daughter on a vacation. ... See full summary »

Director:

Gérard Pirès

Writers:

John Buell (based on the story "The Shrewsdale Exit" by), Jean-Patrick Manchette (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Paul Varlin
Catherine Deneuve ... Sarah
Claude Brasseur ... André Ducatel
Philippe Brigaud ... Escudero
Milena Vukotic ... Le juge
Franco Fabrizi ... Sauguet
Delphine Boffy Delphine Boffy ... Patty
Leonora Fani ... Josy
Michèle Grellier ... Hélène
Jacques Rispal ... Raoul Dumouriez
Robert Charlebois ... Justin, un motard
Jean-Claude Andruet Jean-Claude Andruet
Jean Amos Jean Amos
Jacques Canselier Jacques Canselier
Jacques Chailleux ... Un motard
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An ordinary man is driven to violence in the name of revenge in this drama. Paul Varlin (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a businessman who decides to take his wife and daughter on a vacation. While stopping for gas, Varlin's wife is accosted by a gang of motorcycle thugs, who progress from ogling her legs to raping both the wife and young girl, and then killing them both. When Varlin discover's this horrible crime, he takes it upon himself to track down and kill the bikers in the name of justice Written by wxjuh

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Soundtracks

Empty bottle
Music by Morgan Davis
Words by Jean-Marie Poiré
Performed by Jean-Marie Poiré et les Frenchies
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haunting
27 July 2000 | by jminerSee all my reviews

I have seen this twice, and only on television but found it haunting in the same way as The Vanishing, or Passager de la pluie - I just can't forget it. The revenge element is not so strong as the mystery, and of course the three leads are enthralling, convincing actors. One I would dearly love to see again because it stays in my memory like a tune you can't get out of your head.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 April 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Agressão See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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