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by Philippe Colin


Paris, at the end of the fifties. Paul Dumery, former insurance salesman approaching his forties, wouldn’t stand out in a crowd. He scrapes by from day to day, coping as best he can with his desperate financial situation. On the brink of ruin, he accepts to meet Sarreby, a money-lender and loan shark, a pal of his friend Daubelle. The day before his meeting, Paul’s imagination runs riots. He sets himself a challenge: to go to Sarreby’s office with a hammer in his pocket. He’s never stolen a thing, so there’s no danger that he’ll commit a crime. However, the next day, he fatally wounds the awful crook and steals 70,000 francs from him. Paul is now a murderer on the run.

international title: Hardset: A Murder in Paris
original title: Aux Abois
country: France
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Philippe Colin
film run: 97'
release date: FR 21/09/2005
screenplay: Philippe Colin, Jérôme Tonnerre
cast: Elie Semoun, Ludmila Mikaël, Philippe Uchan, Henri Garcin, Fabienne Babe, Marc Faure, Laurent Stocker, Jean-Quentin Châtelain
cinematography by: Diane Baratier
film editing: Emmanuèle Labbé
music: Jean-Claude Vannier
producer: Béatrice Caufmann
production: BBC Films, ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Océan Films
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