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Thrillers

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The first feature of the screenwriter Jacques Audiard is a clever thriller that fascinates as much for its ingenious, elliptical structure as for its noir-derived insights into obsession, loyalty and betrayal. Yanne's the salesman whose mid-life crisis coincides with his inadvertent involvement in the murder of a cop; as he sets out to trace the killer, his life begins to fall apart. At the same time, we witness the faltering growth of the friendship between seedy, aggressive con-man Trintignant and slow-witted innocent Kassovitz. Inexorably, but in surprising ways, the two stories gradually converge. And because it ends up admitting to the homo-erotic dynamics of the Trintignant-Kassovitz relationship, it's also, finally, rather more moving than the enigmatic early scenes lead one to expect.
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UK release:

1993

Duration:

100 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Jacques Audiard

Cast:

Mathieu Kassovitz, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean Yanne, Bulle Ogier

Music:

Alexandre Desplat

Production Designer:

Jacques Rouxel

Editor:

Juliette Welfling

Cinematography:

Gérard Sterin

Screenwriter:

Jacques Audiard, Alain Le Henry

Producer:

Didier Haudepin

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Tel

A little masterpiece. This is about as classy and sophisticated as movies get. One of a bunch of French films in the 90s that blew away the facile cinema du look and brought depth and humanity back in spades. Watch for a lesson in film-making.

Tel

A little masterpiece. This is about as classy and sophisticated as movies get. One of a bunch of French films in the 90s that blew away the facile cinema du look and brought depth and humanity back in spades. Watch for a lesson in film-making.