Into the life of Victor, a middle-aged professional killer, comes Antoine, a young messenger who inadvertently becomes involved in a hit. Victor has no son of his own to pass the family business onto and so takes the naive youngster under his wing as his apprentice. The next assignment is the glamorous Renee, an art forger who has conned a gangster, but Victor has softened and can't go through with it. The unlikely trio team up and await the inevitable showdown with an unhappy client. Pierre Salvadori's wickedly funny crime caper features superb central performances with the deadpan Jean Rochefort in one of his greatest roles. One of the standout French comedies of the Nineties and now the subject of a British remake.