The health care assistant Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) goes with his pregnant wife Nadia Cortez (Elena Anaya) to the doctor that recommends a complete rest for Nadia for the next weeks. Samuel will be promoted to nurse very soon and he is very happy.
When he is working in the night shift, a man tries to kill the patient Hugo Sartet (Roschdy Zem),who had been wounded by a motorcycle while chased by two men. However, Samuel uses the adequate medical procedure and saves the man. On the next morning, he is proud of his accomplishment and telling Nadia at home when he is attacked by a stranger. When he wakes-up, he receives a phone call from the stranger telling that Nadia has been abducted and he needs to remove Hugo from the hospital until midday, otherwise she will be murdered.
The police department is divided by the squads of Detective Patrick Werner (Gérard Lanvin),who is investigating the murder of the millionaire Francis Meyer, and Detective Catherine Fabre (Mireille Perrier),who is in charge of the case in the hospital, and the groups have an internal dispute. Samuel rescues Hugo and is hunted by the Detective Fabre on the streets. When Samuel is ready to trade Hugo for Nadia, they are hunted by two armed men and Samuel and Hugo runs to a safe house. Samuel calls Detective Fabre and when she arrives, she is murdered by Werner and his detectives. Sooner Samuel learns that Werner's team is corrupt and now he needs Hugo to save his wife.
This is the second film directed by Fred Cavayé that I have recently seen and both are great full of action thrillers. They have similar story lines, with a common man forced to an extreme act to save his beloved wife, and pursuits through the streets of Paris. But the stories are engaging and different from each other.
I hope that Hollywood does not destroy this plot with a remake the same way this industry did with "Pour Elle". Further, I am looking forward to see his next work. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "À Queima Roupa" ("Point Blank")
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Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife (Elena Anaya) hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count rises. Can Samuel evade the cops and the criminal underground and deliver his beloved to safety?
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