(out of 5)
An overly familiar story is made palatable thanks to star power in this chic French thriller. Alain Delon plays a hired gun who decides to hang up his pistol and retire on his savings, but his bosses refuse to let him go. When his enemies chase him to a remote turkey farm run by a neglected housewife (Catherine Deneuve), the two of them hook up and go on the lam before Delon gets a chance to settle the score with the bad guys. Nothing you can’t predict, but the direction and photography are stylish and the two leads are magnificent.
Directed by Robin Davis
Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn
Music by Philippe Sarde
Production Design by Serge Douy
Costume Design by Marie-Francoise Perochon
Film Editing by Thierry Derocles