OUT MARCH 25 / CERT. 15 / 98 MINS.
DIRECTOR Alice Winocour CAST Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy
Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts), invalided out of the French army with PTSD, takes a job as bodyguard to the wife (Diane Kruger) and son of an arms dealer. While the shady businessman is away, Vincent becomes convinced his clients are in danger and prepares to fight for them. Alice Winocour’s simmering thriller/character study is like a Transporter movie directed by Chantal Akerman, with superb work from Schoenaerts as a buttoned-down, paranoid ex-soldier who senses evil forces in every shadow... but, despite all his issues, just might turn out to be right. Psychologically acute without the need for Oscar-baiting self-pitying speeches, it’s also terrifically suspenseful with a provocative punchline.