THE REVENGE OF THE PROFESSIONAL.
Retired hit man Charly Mattei (Jean Reno) is attacked by eight masked men who put 22 bullets in his body; he miraculously survives and decides to exact revenge. Actor Richard Berry’s first film as director in five years is a cliché-riddled thriller that was nevertheless based on a true story. Reno lends weight to the film as the old pro who has to confront his childhood friend; attractive locations and a few tense sequences add to the fun. Still, Berry is a little too fond of his flashy visual style and the characters are little more than caricatures.
2010-France. 117 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Richard Berry. Novel: Franz-Olivier Giesbert. Cast: Jean Reno (Charly Mattei), Marina Fois (Marie Goldman), Gabriella Wright (Yasmina Telaa), Kad Merad, Richard Berry, Daniel Lundh.
Trivia: Original title: L’immortel. Co-produced by Luc Besson.