Like a Boomerang (1976) torrent download

Like a Boomerang

1976

Crime / Drama

6.2

Synopsis

Under the influence of drugs, a teenager, Eddy, kills a policeman. His father, Jacques, pleads extenuating circumstances and nearly succeeds in gaining the confidence of the policeman's widow. But the press reveals that Jacques is an ex-gangster who has spent time in prison. —Aline

Director

José Giovanni

Cast

Alain Delon
as Jacques Batkin
Louis Julien
as Eddy Batkin
Monique Chaumette
as La femme de l'horloger
Louisa Colpeyn
as Madame Feldman
Charles Vanel
as Jean Ritter
Dora Doll
as Ginette

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dbdumonteil 4 /10

Justice is unfair...

...to the Rich.That might be the obnoxious moral of this Jose Giovanni film.The director was more inspired when he directed Delon in "Deux Hommes Dans la Ville" ,which was a strong plea against death penalty or even later in "Mon Père ..Il M'a sauvé La Vie" A former gangster (Delon) is on the right track again.He has become a wealthy man.Unfortunately,his beloved son kills a cop .And the judge has no pity on the poor rich kid.The father will sacrifice everything he 's got to save him.Even Suzanne Flon,cast as the policeman's widow cannot, save the flick.Besides ,slow motions which were trendy in the FRench cinema of the seventies are almost unbearable.

Get "Deux Hommes Dans la Ville" instead.

Reviewed by morrison-dylan-fan 6 /10

"It doesn't matter if a gentlemen was born poor or born rich,they swoop down on him and cry for vengeance."

After some difficulties in processing the transaction (from the sites side) led to a delay in the Krimi film The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (1963) being sold on eBay,I wanted to thank the buyer for being patient by including a bonus gift. Taking a look at the mountain of French films I had waiting to view, I spotted a Jose Giovanni title which sounded like a good fit,which led to me throwing the boomerang.

View on the film:

Putting the opening credits against what turns out to be the final freeze frame, co-writer/(with Alain Delon and Monica Venturini ) directing auteur Jose Giovanni & cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn also bookend the title with dips into the Italian Crime genre, via the opening drug-fuelled murder of a cop being shot in a stylishly hazy first person view, and a closing high-speed break out ending on a slow-motion splint across the border. In the middle of these bookends, Giovanni continues the clinical dissection motif which covers his entire work, with tightly held two-shots unmasking the regret Eddy has for being behind bars, and Jacques regret for having to go back to the old ways.

Holding back from gangster thrills, the writers instead drill into the tensely coiled drama of Jacques attempt to hold onto the new life he is trying to create, as a tug of war unfolds between the press uncovering his pass thanks to son Eddy's crime,and Jacques proving to himself that he is not the gangster of old. Looking at the choices placed in front of him,Alain Delon gives an icy turn as Jacques,with Delon digging into Jacques attempt to do things by the book,until his old life boomerangs.

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