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La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur (2014)

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For several months in 1978 and 1979, inhabitants of Oise live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.


Cédric Anger


Cédric Anger (scenario), Yvan Stefanovitch (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillaume Canet ... Franck Neuhart
Ana Girardot ... Sophie
Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Lacombe
Patrick Azam ... Tonton
Arnaud Henriet Arnaud Henriet ... Locray
Douglas Attal Douglas Attal ... Nono
Piérick Tournier Piérick Tournier ... Carpentier
Alexandre Carrière Alexandre Carrière ... Ossart
François-Dominique Blin ... Niel
Franck Andrieux Franck Andrieux ... Auzier
Arthur Dujardin Arthur Dujardin ... Bruno
Alice de Lencquesaing Alice de Lencquesaing ... Melissa
Hélène Vauquois Hélène Vauquois ... La mère de Franck
Jean-Paul Comart ... Le père de Franck
Michel Cassagne Michel Cassagne ... Le vieil homme


For several months in 1978 and 1979, inhabitants of Oise live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Official Sites:

Mars Distribution [France]





Release Date:

8 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A l'Ombre des forêts See more »

Filming Locations:

Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France See more »


Box Office


€5,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$310, 3 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$714, 17 April 2016
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film takes place from 1978 to 1979. See more »


Features The River (1928) See more »


Old Abram Brown
Composed by Benjamin Britten
Performed by The New London Children's Choir
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French serial killer thriller
26 April 2015 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Original French title for this film is "La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur". It is based upon the real events that took place in 1978 - 79 in Oise County in France. A serial killer just starts killing young women and dumping their bodies. He then sends taunting letters to both the Police and their Gendarme cousins (separate departments). That is when the hunt is on. We know from pretty early on who the culprit is and so this is more of an examination of who this man was and what were his motives as well as a recreation of what took place.

The film plays out in a linear fashion with no back story and the makers have said they have had to use a lot of imagination and even supposition to fill those blanks in. So it is a work of fiction. Guillaume Canet ('Tell No-one') as the exemplar Gendarme with sociological issues is both chilling and convincing. The period detail is rather good but the eagle eyed amongst you will spot the same cars being used in different scenes (keep an eye out for a Triumph Herald) and as plot goes this does not hang about. As all thrillers need to be it is fast paced, there is an air of tension and the violence is both effective and at the same time done in an understated way.

All in all a very good French film - the subs could have been better - but that is generally the case these days. That said even at 111 minutes this felt like a much shorter film and as such it is one I would recommend.

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