Centre Sandra et Leo Kolber | Salle Lucie et André Chagnon
With his latest thriller, director Fred Cavayé ratchets-up the suspense-ometer several notches from his ground-breaking and crowd-pleasing ANYTHING FOR HER in 2008. Samuel (Gilles Lellouche), a hospital orderly, frantically tries to find and rescue his wife, nearing the end of her pregnancy, kidnapped by the bad guys - he has just three hours to succeed in springing a bullet-riddled bandito patient (Roschdy Zem at his menacing best) from a well-guarded hospital ward. Samuel and his wife are just an ordinary couple caught-up in a brutal situation. If he fails, his wife will surely die...
Lellouche and Zem form a screen partnership hors paire as assorted gangsters and police forces try to hunt them down. POINT BLANK is a powerful, action-packed high-speed crime flick complete with renegade cops. We'll only find out at the very end which cop is the corrupt rogue lieutenant - is it the one played by Gerard Lanvin or by understated veteran Mireille Perrier?
What singles-out Cavayé's films is his sensitive portrayal of truly desperate men. His rhythmic sense leaves one breathless - there's rarely a moment of inaction in Cavayé's high-voltage adrenaline rush. Hold on to your seats for a Hitchcockian rollercoaster ride.
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