An gripping crime movie that deals all the right cards to keep us on the edge of our seats
A quiet man who unwittingly ends up knowing too much, an unscrupulous band of criminals, a family held hostage inside their own home, the unrelenting tension that keeps rising, the tranquillity of middle-class life shattered by the intrusion of evil. La paura dietro is a highly effective crime thriller that deals all the right cards to keep us on the edge of our seats: a convincing setting (Paris and its western suburbs), thrilling action sequences, anxiety-inducing suspense and convincing performances. First and foremost, the head of the criminal gang played by Michel Constantin, with his naturally unforgettable face that is perfect for the role.
A gang of thieves led by Renée is preparing for yet another robbery, but their plans are turned upside down by the unexpected appearance of Claude, an unsuspecting real estate agent. To prevent him from going to the police, the criminals take his family hostage, leading to a tense standoff.