Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart

2014 [FRENCH]

Crime / Drama / Thriller

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Guillaume Canet as Franck Neuhart
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French 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 51 min
P/S 8 / 37
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French 5.1
24 fps
1 hr 51 min
P/S 13 / 34

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by t-dooley-69-3869167 / 10

French serial killer thriller

Original French title for this film is "La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur". It is based upon the real events that took place in 1978 - 79 in Oise County in France. A serial killer just starts killing young women and dumping their bodies. He then sends taunting letters to both the Police and their Gendarme cousins (separate departments). That is when the hunt is on. We know from pretty early on who the culprit is and so this is more of an examination of who this man was and what were his motives as well as a recreation of what took place.

The film plays out in a linear fashion with no back story and the makers have said they have had to use a lot of imagination and even supposition to fill those blanks in. So it is a work of fiction. Guillaume Canet ('Tell No-one') as the exemplar Gendarme with sociological issues is both chilling and convincing. The period detail is rather good but the eagle eyed amongst you will spot the same cars being used in different scenes (keep an eye out for a Triumph Herald) and as plot goes this does not hang about. As all thrillers need to be it is fast paced, there is an air of tension and the violence is both effective and at the same time done in an understated way.

All in all a very good French film - the subs could have been better - but that is generally the case these days. That said even at 111 minutes this felt like a much shorter film and as such it is one I would recommend.

Reviewed by dakjets8 / 10

Inside a disturbed mind

This french film about a serial killer manages to take the viewer inside his disturbed and tormented mind. It really is shocking to watch, and observe his tragic life, and the horrible things he does. The film is based on true events, and the film captures the environment the events took place in a very good way. The film is made in a credible manner. All though we get to know the killer well, it is impossible to predict what he will do. This makes the film nerve wracking to watch.

The casting is excellent by the way. Strong and convincingly performances.

This film is one of the best I have seen of french films.

Reviewed by FilmCriticLalitRao9 / 10

Next time French serial killer Alain Lamare would not be able to aim for the heart

There is no denying the fact that much has been written about serial killers in press especially in the print media. However, when it comes to depicting their crimes and shady lives, cinema has not been able to achieve considerable success. It might be due to the fact the cinema glamorizes their images to such a large extent that it is difficult to sift fact from fiction. French film "La Prochaine Fois Je Viserai Le Coeur" is about a unique serial killer. He is one of those rare serial killers who would flagellate himself in order to repent for crimes committed. One doesn't come across such exemplary behavior from most serial killers. French director Cedric Anger gives a detailed description of a police man (serial killer)'s failed romantic relationship with a married woman. However, his film does not answer numerous questions which begin with a big "Why" of all murders which were the handiwork of a police man. The film starts with an important disclaimer. It states : "This film is based on one of the most strange French criminal stories. The facts described here are, for a large extent, taken from official documents, statements and talks with concerned people". It doesn't prevent anybody from putting a question mark on French gendarmerie's ability to detect that something was wrong within their ranks. Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart is not an entertainment film Per Se despite its strong French box office figures of 490,537 tickets sold. Hence, it needs to be watched for the crucial role it is playing in letting the society know about the patterns of a serial killer.

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