La Volante – Christophe Ali, Nicolas Bonilauri

Veteran actress Nathalie Baye is outstanding as a crazed granny out to prove ‘revenge is a dish best served cold’ in this stylish, psychological thriller with definite shades of the master himself, Albert Hitchcock. Compare the opening scenes of a car interior as it speeds along a rain-swept road with an early scene in Hitchcock’s…

Un Homme Idéal (A Perfect Man) – Yann Gozlan

Following mixed reviews for his directorial debut Captifs (Caged), Yann Gozlan has turned down the gore and turned up the suspense for Un Homme Idéal starring Pierre Niney, recent winner of the best actor César for the title role in Jalill Lespert’s  Yves Saint Laurent.  Un Homme Idéal has a definite whiff of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr…