Claude Chabrol; Jean Yanne; Pierre Jansen; Jean Rabier; Jacques Gaillard; Anouk Ferjak; Marc Di Napoli; Paul Gegauff; Guy Chichignoud; Michel Duchaussoy; Caroline Cellier; Nicholas Blake; Rizzoli Films.; Film La Boetie.
|语言注释：||In French with English subtitles.|
|注意：||Color recording system: PAL>
Based on the novel by Nicholas Blake.
Also known as Killer!.
Letterboxed to retain widescreen (1:1.85) proportions.
|制作人员：||Director, Claude Chabrol ; script, Paul Gegauff ; music, Pierre Jansen ; editor, Jacques Gaillard ; sound, Guy Chichignoud ; photography, Jean Rabier.|
|演员名单:||Michel Duchaussoy, Caroline Cellier, Jean Yanne, Anouk Ferjak, Marc Di Napoli.|
|目标对象：||Censorship rating: M15+ Recommended for persons 15 years and over. Some coarse language.; Note: For classroom use only ; not for public exhibition.|
|描述：||1 videocassette (VHS) (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.|
Beast must die
A story of revenge in which Charles sets out to hunt down the driver of the car that killed his son in a hit-and-run accident. His quarry turns out to be one of Chabrol's bourgeois savages whose son would also like to be rid of him. Ultimately the story can be viewed in different ways. As a classical revenge story it recalls the fatalistic cinema of Fritz Lang (Rancho Notorious, The Big Heat). Alternatively as a story of guilt and redemption it is more in line with Hitchcock's morally ambiguous "transference of guilt" dramas such as I Confess. Finally the cool deliberation in portrayal of the monstrous Paul and the encouragement of our complicity with the tragically flawed Charles is Lang and Hitchcock plus Chabrol.