France, 1981
Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Producer: Henri Lassa, Adolphe Viezzi
Cast: Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran
Screenwriter: Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Aurenche
Based on the book by Jim Thompson
Cinematography: Pierre-William Glenn
Music: Philippe Sarde
Production Design: Alexandre Trauner
Genre: Drama, Crime
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 128 minutes

Listless sheriff Lucien Cordier (Philippe Noiret), constantly humiliated by his wife (Isabelle Huppert) and the residents of their small French colonial town in West Africa, unexpectedly switches gears becoming an exterminating angel bent on exacting revenge on anyone who crosses him.

Awards and Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film nomination (Academy Awards, 1983)
Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, and Best Editing nominations (César Awards, 1982)

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