Catherine Breillat provides an uncompromising screenplay for Pialat’s hard-edged crime thriller.
Dir Maurice Pialat
With Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Richard Anconina, Sandrine Bonnaire
Working from a well-researched screenplay by Catherine Breillat, Pialat switched from anguished autobiography to make a realistically amoral but very idiosyncratic spin on the crime thriller in what is arguably his most commercial film. An unscrupulous detective (Depardieu) takes on a cabal of Tunisian drug dealers and becomes infatuated with a teenager (Marceau) who flirts with both sides of the law.