This film is like a French version of "The Silence Of The Lambs". A serial killer
leaves headless and handless bodies behind him. There are pretty similar scenes
about cutting up dead people to get to know the killer better. But there's no
FBI at work here, but the French police. Their methods aren't as sophisticated.
And they don't look for a unique madman, cutting up his victims for a special
purpose (like producing a skin costume).
The killer here is astonishingly normal, simply killing for the pleasure of it, and cutting of heads just to make the work harder for the police, not to keep trophies of any kind. Charles Berling gives an astonishing performance and helps to lead the film in a more philosophical area, asking one question: What's a life really worth? The answer: In the end it might not be worth much, but it is worth a try having one.
Please contact Hyderabad Film Club, Prakash Reddy, at 373-0841 (or) 373-0265 for further details.
Director: Frédéric Schoendoerffer
Cast: Charles Berling, André Dussollier, Ludovic Schoendoerffer, Pierre Mottet,
Eva Darlan, Djemel Barek, Camille Japy, Frédéric Quiring, Elodie Navarre, Brigitte
Bémol, Hubert Saint-Macary, Blanche Ravalec, Yan Epstein, Idit Cebula, Denise