The Night Caller (1975)

Film, Action and adventure
Peur sur la ville

Time Out says

The 100 best French films

This film ranked #77 in Time Out's list of the 100 greatest French films. Click here to see the full list. 

Director: Henri Verneuil

Belmondo plays super-cop on the tops of Paris buildings and undergound trains, piling stunt on daredevil stunt and risking his neck for a particularly silly story. Like The Eiger Sanction, there's some mileage in seeing a star so blatantly performing his own stunts, crashing through plate-glass windows of high rise buildings while suspended from a helicopter, etc. But desperately little of the film's energy goes into a plot that combines a settling of an old score with a hunt for a one-eyed killer who strangles loose women.

 

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