Directed by Maurice Pialat • 1985 • France
Starring Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Sandrine Bonnaire
Maurice Pialat’s subversive take on the policier stars Gérard Depardieu as a tough Parisian detective known for his hard-nosed interrogation tactics. When he finds himself drawn to a drug dealer’s girlfriend (Sophie Marceau) who also happens to be a suspect in a Tunisian drug-smuggling syndicate, his rigorous code of honor is put to the test. Written by Catherine Breillat, this explosive human drama delves fearlessly into a complex moral no-man’s land as it exposes the often-thin line that separates authority from criminality.