This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947. During three years Buisson manages to hide from detective ... See full summary »
A ruthless gangster (Trintignant) is on the loose and he seems to be killing for fun. But inspector Borniche (Delon) is on his tail.
Set in immediate postwar France (1947) this is based on a true story (from Borniche himself). Everything about this movie is spot-on : the direction, the actors, the impeccable recreation of France in the forties, etc... Delon is perfect as the laconic inspector and Trintignant as the coldblooded gangster whose favourite handgun is the Walther P38, a Germanmade pistol (as repeated frequently in the movie). You will be at the edge of your seat : they don't make 'em like that anymore !