A single father obsessed with murdering the hit-and-run driver who killed his only child, poses as a screenwriter to get close to an actress who was in the car. He feels prepared to kill the young woman as if she was the driver, but as his knowledge of her family grows, so does his empathy for them.
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Du travail de professionnel qui manque de profondeur, d'émotion et de sincérité, pour un spectacle agréable mais rarement plaisant. Le souffle dramatique fait défaut. Un Chabrol, parmi d'autres. Il est à noter, néanmoins, une correcte interprétation de Jean Yanne. Pour le reste, un film en partie surévalué... www.cinefiches.com
Great thriller, it's low key notion creates so much space for showcasing the protagonists disposition and struggle. Very interesting take on revenge, as in the twist of this movie, but unfortunately for my and probably many other contemporary audiences way to black and white, especially the antogonist being so evil. I found the monolouges and diary entries beautifully written and probably the best part of this movie.
Psychological crime thriller with a ludicrously non-credible plot. Still 3 stars, for the accomplished, unsentimental, potentially suspenseful style of narration. Could be very suspenseful, if the interesting plot idea hadn't been ruined. What does it say about Chabrol and his reception that this is supposed to be one of his best films...