Ended on 6/27/2013

THE PREY -  Rated (R)

2011 - France - French - 105 minutes - Cohen Media Group

Directed by: Eric Valette

Featuring: Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac


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Franck Adrien (Albert Dupontel), a bank robber convicted of a heist and sentenced to six months in prison, shares a cell with seemingly weak Jean Louis Morel. But once Morel gets released from behind bars, Adrien learns that Morel is really a sadistic serial killer who now knows private details about Adrien’s life. Adrien must break out of prison and catch Morel before he gets to Adrien’s family…and before France’s elite police detectives hunt Adrien down.

“White-knuckled entertainment. An ever-more outrageous movie that shouldn’t work yet does.”
-The New York Times


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Posted by : Ming Lee Date Added: 6/16/2013 7:59:51 PMreport this post 
A roller coastal ride with no punches barred. Exhilarating and filmed with great aplomb, the visceral action sequences match any thing that Hollywood has done and maybe even more intense because there were no 'special effects', just some very realistic fight choreography and stunning stunts. The the 'clever' plot that keeps turning on itself was just impluasible but it was constructed with some tongue-in-cheek, and , ironically, it is this convoluted plot that feeds the racing pace of the action. In some absurd way, they compliment each other. Kudos to the mere physicality of Albert Dupontel indestructibility ( and please don't cast Marc Warhlberg or Matt Damon in the inevitable Holliwood remake!

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