A film by Eric Valette
Cast: Tomer Sisley, Terence Yin, Pascal Greggory
What a French thriller néo-noir that works finally no pas possible. Ok back in the day there were a lot of them but now days it is the Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland who knows how to do them. Here Eric Valette has done an adaptation from the Series Noire entitled DOA is a thriller with a breath of fresh air. I have too admit Olivier Marshall knows how to make them I think he has a film coming out soon I can’t wait.
I am not going to say much about it you are going to find out when you see the film and a little warning it is not perfect but what is those days. In the mixed there are a motor cycle man played by Tomer Sisley (who is himself a director) we do not know much about him or where he comes from all we know is escape jail. But by killing a few person along the way he will set off a chain of event as follows a dude played by Terence Yin, who co-stars, he is from china, his character is a ruthless man with the effectiveness of a Terminator, affixed of a sidekick that perfectly holds the role of this lean mean machine of no emotion what so ever. Some drugs dealer ,no really! a lawyer and a godfather of sorts. Some racist farmers who does not like black people farming next to them. And you have a modern western with an explosive ending. voila have fun.
English tile: The prey.
A film by Eric Valette.
Cast: Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac.
Bankrobber Franck Adrien serves a prison sentence after successfully robbing a national bank, but before he gets caught he manages to hide the money and it’s not just police that are looking for the money. His cellmate is Jean-Louis Maurel who is suspected rapist/child molester but he claims his innocence and the court finds him not guilty, Maurel promises to look after Franck Adriens family when Maurel gets out. But one day, a man called Manuel Carrega tells Franck Adrien that Jean-Louis Maurel is suspected serial killer and that Franck Adriens family might be in danger. Franck Adrien escapes from prison and police officer Claire Linné and her team takes up the chase.
Here is a thriller a la American / French. Fast paste when Adrien escape jail. This is a testosterone-packed thriller full of breathtaking stunts and nice Landscape, interesting, charismatic and energetic characters. Some great stunts in this one like the one when Dopontel is in the stair case jump on the cop crash through the window and land on the van and start running. A bit unrealistic of course but who cares it is fun to watch. It’s even less likely that someone walks around with a shot wound in his stomach for several days and then still goes out climbing rocks. Cart and mouse game between cops and the bad guy. Stéphane Debac Play a child molester/ rapist is outstanding. He is manipulative and has this look on this face that read you can trust me but…Overall a great thriller.