Thursday 24 February 2011 at 6.00 pm
Director : Lucas Belvaux
Cast : Dominique Blanc, Gilbert Melki, Ornella Muti, François Morel, Catherine Frot.
Belgique,France – 2003 – 2h03
Language: French with English subtitles.
Screening for AF de Cork members only *
Pascal Manise is a police inspector who risks everything so that he can provide his drug-addicted wife Agnès with a regular supply of morphine. His dealer is the notorious crime baron Jacquillat. When a political terrorist, Bruno Le Roux, escapes from prison, Jacquillat tells Pascal that he will receive no more morphine until Le Roux is dead. While hunting the terrorist, Pascal is engaged by Cécile, a colleague of his wife, to spy on her husband, whom she suspects is having an affair. Whilst Pascal is thus occupied, and falling in love with Cécile in the process, Agnès becomes involved with Le Roux. By this stage, Agnès hasn’t taken drugs for days and, thinking Le Roux will help her, she offers him a safe hiding place. However, Le Roux’s only thought is to settle his score with Jacquillat…