A bout portant (2010)

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Director: Fred Cavayé
Cast: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gérard Lanvin, Elena Anaya


A trainee hospital nurse and his heavily pregnant wife become hostages in a complex criminal imbroglio when a corrupt police officer's plot goes awry.

The Review

Breathless thriller in the up close and violent French mould, with nods to films like Diva and the director's own Tout pour elle. It pursues its complex plot mechanics with the ruthless efficiency the main character's antagonists reserve for him, scarcely allowing viewers to pause and question its more preposterous leanings.