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Le choc (1982)

After his last contract, the hitman Martin "Christian" Terrier tells his only friend Michel that he will retire; however Michel advises that the Organization will never let him go. ... See full summary »

Directors:

Robin Davis, Alain Delon (uncredited)

Writers:

Jean-Patrick Manchette (novel), Alain Delon (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Martin Terrier / Christian
Catherine Deneuve ... Claire
Philippe Léotard ... Félix
Etienne Chicot ... Michel
Jean-Louis Richard ... Maubert, l'inspecteur de la DST
Catherine Leprince ... Mathilde
François Perrot ... Cox
Féodor Atkine ... Borévitch, dit 'Boro'
Franck-Olivier Bonnet Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... Silvio
Myriam Pisacane Myriam Pisacane ... L'Ange Bleu (as Myriam)
Peter Bonke Peter Bonke ... Un terroriste
Dany Kogan Dany Kogan ... Rosana
Jean-Jacques Scheffer Jean-Jacques Scheffer ... Un terroriste
Marie Kéruzoré Marie Kéruzoré
Philippe Lelièvre
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After his last contract, the hitman Martin "Christian" Terrier tells his only friend Michel that he will retire; however Michel advises that the Organization will never let him go. Christian visits his boss Cox to receive the payment for his last work and to inform his decision but Cox does not admit that he quits the Organization. Christian visits the manager of his money, Jeanne Faulques, and he learns that she had invested part of his money in a turkey farm in the countryside. He drives to the place to spend a couple of days and has a love affair with Claire, who runs the farm with her husband Félix and has a loveless marriage. Out of the blue, criminals arrive at the farm and Félix is murdered. Christian and Claire kill the killers and they head to Paris to travel abroad. However, Christian discovers that Jeanne is dead and his money was stolen from the bank safe. Then, Christian and Claire are abducted by the men of Cox that wants Christian to have his last contract. In return, ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This film and The Gunman (2015) are both based on the same novel "The Prone Gunman" by Jean-Patrick Manchette, and both stars of each film, Alain Delon and Sean Penn respectively, wrote the screenplays for the adaptations they appeared it, tailoring the scripts to suit their images. See more »

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References The Blue Angel (1930) See more »

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Symphonie Dindous
Written and Performed by Philippe Sarde Et Orchestre
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Entertaining and Forgettable Action Thriller with Romance
3 January 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After his last contract, the hit-man Martin "Christian" Terrier (Alain Delon) tells his only friend Michel (Etienne Chicot) that he will retire; however Michel advises that the Organization will never let him go. Christian visits his boss Cox (François Perrot) to receive the payment for his last work and to inform his decision but Cox does not admit that he quits the Organization.

Christian visits the manager of his money, Jeanne Faulques (Stéphane Audran), and he learns that she had invested part of his money in a turkey farm in the countryside. He drives to the place to spend a couple of days and has a love affair with Claire (Catherine Deneuve), who runs the farm with her husband Félix (Philippe Léotard) and has a loveless marriage. Out of the blue, criminals arrive at the farm and Félix is murdered. Christian and Claire kill the killers and they head to Paris to travel abroad. However, Christian discovers that Jeanne is dead and his money was stolen from the bank safe. Then, Christian and Claire are abducted by the men of Cox that wants Christian to have his last contract. In return, he would return his money plus the payment of his fees. Can Christian trust in Cox?

"Le Choc" is an entertaining and forgettable action thriller with romance with Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve. The story has many clichés and Alain Delon performs a contradictory character, a hired cold blood hit-man that falls in love with a woman on the same day he has met her. The final twist is totally predictable and disappointing. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Choque" ("The Shock")


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 April 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Contract in Blood See more »

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Sara Films, T. Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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