Point Blank 2011
No this is not a remake of the 1967 John Boorman classic, but a trim fast and furious French thriller that comes in at a sparse 84 minutes and is without a dull moment. The film is about a nice youngish couple, he’s a nurse’s aid in a big Paris hospital and she’s a stay at home wife who is pregnant with the couple’s first child. Suddenly they find themselves in a very dangerous situation that fuels the film, and that’s all I’m going to say about the plot. Well directed by Fred Cavaye with smooth camerawork by Alain Duplantier, and a good cast of actors, most of whom are unknown to me, there is also a nice sly little homage to Diva near the end of the film that brought a smile to my face. The film is violent, tough and tangy and full of twists and surprises, this is the kind of thriller that Hollywood should be making. One of the best films of 2011.