In Paris, the international police force and the Russian mafia are chasing Anthony Zimmer, an intelligent man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. Zimmer had extensive plastic surgery, and his new face and voice are completely unknown. The only means to reach Zimmer is through his beloved mistress Chiara, who is under surveillance of the police and the mobsters. While traveling by train to the country nearby Nice, the common man François Taillandier, who has the same body shape of Zimmer, is select by Chiara as if he were Zimmer and used as a bait to lure those that are pursuing her. When Taillandier is chased by the professional Russian killers, he runs the French police when the real situation begins to be disclosed to him. –IMDb
Jérôme Salle is a French film director and screenwriter. Salle has directed the films Anthony Zimmer, Largo Winch, and Largo Winch (Tome 2).
Yvan Attal was great as always, but Sophie Marceau annoyed the heck out of me. I guess a bunch more people will see it when its remake: The Tourist, comes out. It's with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.
My uncle as a director told me 5 years ago about that film:" A very good surprise,well written,well directed and brilliant performances". I would say now :"Very classy and subtle". A very good thriller which deserved more props and next year everybody might find the hollywood remake "The Tourist" great...publicity... Bravo Jerome Salle impressive for a first film!