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      The Seventh Target

      1984 1 hr. 48 min. Drama Romance Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews When Bastien Grimaldy, a former reporter-turned-writer, discovers he is at the center of a sinister plot, he decides to conduct his own investigation. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Saw “La 7ème cible” (1984), a psychological/crime thriller by Claude Pinoteau, starring Lino Ventura. This is one of the last movies featuring Ventura (who died in 1987). On the whole, it is a good one. It’s still got the right French atmosphere, like many French movies from before 1985. Ventura plays his character very convincingly – good type casting; he’s the right man for the job. The movie is captivating because the tension builds up gradually. In fact, this is also the downside: the tension builds up rather slowly – it seems to take ages before we get to the point were the assailant’s motivations are explained. This is not unusual, but it means there ought to be some redeeming features in the film, which I didn’t see enough of to my liking. A lot of time is spent on Ventura’s character’s personal relationships (friends and family), but they are not terribly exciting, nor very relevant. The final scene (with the car chase in Berlin) IS great, though. The combination of the actions scenes with the orchestra’s music is climactic: it makes “La 7ème cible” go out with a bang. And it is at this point that one realizes that this part of the movie is so much more impressive than the rest of it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis When Bastien Grimaldy, a former reporter-turned-writer, discovers he is at the center of a sinister plot, he decides to conduct his own investigation.
      Director
      Claude Pinoteau, Marc Rivière
      Screenwriter
      Claude Pinoteau, Jean-Loup Dabadie
      Production Co
      Gaumont International
      Genre
      Drama, Romance, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      1.66:1