Rent The Judge and the Assassin (1976)

3.6 of 5 from 66 ratings
2h 1min
Rent The Judge and the Assassin (aka The Le Juge Et L'Assassin) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
In 19th century France, a crazed former soldier (Michel Galabru) embarks on a killing spree across the country. His crimes spark a frantic manhunt, and he soon becomes the prey of an ambitious and ruthless judge (Philippe Noiret), who is aware that he will gain political advantage if he masterminds the capture and execution of the killer. Driven by his thirst for success, the judge is loathe to allow the fact of the assassin's insanity stand in the way of a conviction, and so the lines of justice become blurred, in this gripping tale of hunter and hunted.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier
Aka:
The Le Juge Et L'Assassin
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
France, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/03/2008
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailer
  • Interview with Bertrand Tavernier

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Reviews (1) of The Judge and the Assassin

Unmissable enjoyable classic - The Judge and the Assassin review by RD

Spoiler Alert
09/01/2020

The story follows the true story of a deranged sergeant who kills and when captured develops a seemingly sympathetic relationship with an ambitious judge.

The charm of this film is in the attention to detail throughout. Michel Galabru gives an electrifying portrayal of the mad sergeant from start to finish, and Philippe Noiret gives a performance that is cool and controlled as the judge.

The story is packed full of accompanying plot features, and all is filmed beautifully with great attention to locations and sets. This is a great film which addresses the problem of madness and responsibility in only the way that a carefully written screenplay can achieve.

The dialogue is well written and important throughout, and if like me you rely on the English subtitles then you really have to concentrate on both the reading of these and taking in the stunning visual aspects of the film.

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