(aka Les Passagers)
DIRECTOR: Serge Leroy
STARS: Jean-Louis Trintignant (And Hope to Die.., Death Laid and Egg), Bernard Fresson, Adolfo Celi, Mireille Darc
SYNOPSIS: Here's a great lean and mean thriller never released on dvd. The always reliable Jean-Louis Trintignant stars as a man driving cross country from Italy to France with his stepson. After a few hours on the road the sharp boy notices a mysterious van following them on their long trip. At first Jean-Louis teases the boy as being paranoid but soon realizes that they might be in danger. It's a little hard to review this without giving away too many of the surprises. Needless to say the identity of the van driver, and his motives, are slowly revealed. I have to admit the suspense and scares are very effective in this film. The action scenes and supporting actors are first rate. This would be a perfect double bill with the similar themed Road Games. Based on a novel by Dean Koontz.
Note: the onscreen title is "The Intruder"
*For more see: Blackout, Act of Aggression, Redneck, Terror on Alcatraz / Force of Darkness and La Traque
Fullscreen / Color
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
BLACK dvd case (above image is the front art)
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