French noir finds itself in the USA, in a film full of suspense
Jean- Louis Trintignant gives one of his best and most lethal performances
A film in which the audience can get lost in the rhythms of jazz
In this film, the ice-cool and solitary hitman, who normally has complete control over everything, finds himself in a state of disorientation. He is betrayed without understanding why, in a foreign country where everyone speaks a foreign language. The always excellent Jacques Deray’s wonderful direction is cynical and essential. Jean- Louis Trintignant’s performance is lethal, in every possible way, supported by a strong cast. French noir finds itself in the USA, but doesn’t lose an ounce of its enthusiasm for a well-constructed plot, and remains every bit as psychologically and emotionally engaging. A film in which the audience can get lost in the rhythms of jazz.
A hitman travels from Paris to Los Angeles to carry out a mission: kill a high-ranking crime boss. He succeeds, but it seems far too easy. The killer will come to realise that he is a pawn in a much larger and more dangerous game, and will have to deal with a lot more than he bargained for.