Next Time I’ll Aim For The Heart

Directed by Cédric Anger

A film by Cédric Anger

2015, 111 minutes

Written by Cédric Anger

Starring Guillaume Canet, Ana Girardot

Cédric Anger, once a critic for Cahiers du Cinéma, wrote and directed this chilling chronicle of notorious serial killer Alain Lamare (here renamed Franck Neuhart and played by Guillaume Canet). In a truly mordant twist, while Lamare was terrorizing France in the winter of 1978-79, he was also an outstanding gendarme tasked with apprehending the killer. His victims were all helpless young women, whom he stalked and shot while trying to start a love affair with his pretty cleaning lady (Ana Girardot). Anger follows in the footsteps of Friedkin and Fincher in divesting all glamour from crime, instead showing the dead ends that vex the crime fighters and the dark souls that plague the criminals. The evocative period soundtrack includes Johnny Thunders and The Velvet Underground. Nominated for two César Awards.

Digital

Tuesday, March 8:  iTunes

Tuesday, March 15: Vudu, Google Play.

Past festivals:

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2015

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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