NEXT TIME I’LL AIM FOR THE HEART
| 2014 – 111′ – Thriller / Crime / Drama / Film Noir –
Co-written and directed by Cédric Anger.
Starring Guillaume Canet, Ana Girardot, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Patrick Azam.
Official Selection COLCOA French Film Festival.
In French with English subtitles.
A Kino Lorber release.|
Consider the case of Franck Neuhart, aka the “Oise Killer” – a monster that terrorizes a region north of Paris in 1978. He begins by running girls over with his car, young girls, the ones who excite him. He graduates to gunning down hitchhikers at random. He can’t be caught. He is everywhere and nowhere. He is cold, meticulous, brilliant. He is also a policeman. A model officer assigned to solve his own murders. Based on the real-life Alain Lamare, Franck is portrayed by Guillaume Canet in a performance memorable for its chilling understatement. Set in a grainy winter landscape, this matter-of-fact tale walks us through the daily life of Franck without any pretense to psychological insights, focusing instead on the suspense of the situation. The result is a maddeningly tense thriller with a masterful touch.