A gripping detective story that draws us into a vortex, at the centre of which lies the indissoluble presence of guilt
All the incomparable charisma of the great Alain Delon
A highly effective detective film filled with a sense of desperation. At the heart of the story is a meaningful reflection on the idea of guilt, which even when it appears to have disappeared forever returns and goes for the jugular. Worse still, it has been transferred from father to son. The film manages to explore all this without ever preaching to the audience. In fact, it perfectly hits its objective by drawing us inside a highly gripping plot, with a finale that will leave you breathless. The charisma of the great Alain Delon is once again proven to be without equal.
During a drug-fuelled party, 17-year-old Eddy Baykin clumsily handles a rifle and kills police officer Grimaldi. The boy’s father, an ex-gangster turned successful businessman, entrusts his son’s defence to one of the best lawyers around. The victim’s widow considers forgiving the young man, but public opinion is furious.