Screen legend Jean-Paul Belmondo (Le Professionnel, Le Doulos) is “L’Alpagueur,” a tough-as-nails mercenary named Roger Pilard who does what the police are unable to do—for a price, of course. After busting a drug-trafficking ring in Rotterdam, Pilard is put on the trail of “L’Épervier” (“The Hawk”), a ruthless thief who employs petty criminals to help him rob banks and then murders them. One of these criminals narrowly escapes death, but is captured and put in prison. Pilard, adopting a false identity, arranges to be placed in the same cell. There he learns how to track down “The Hawk,” who, in the meantime, has carried out a final act of vengeance. Will the hunter get his hawk? Bruno Cremer (The French Conspiracy, Sorcerer) also stars in this explosive French crime thriller from director Philippe Labro (Without Apparent Motive, The Inheritor). Two of the film’s best features are the beautiful cinematography by Jean Penzer (Buffet Froid, The Night Caller) and the original musical score by Michel Colombier (Against All Odds, Cop). Special appearance by screen goddess Laura Antonelli (Malicious, Devil in the Flesh).
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