UW Cinematheque - RIP J-PB
The Hunter Will Get You (L'alpagueur) | France | 1976 | DCP | 101 min. | French with English subtitles Director: Philippe Labro Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bruno Cremer, Laura Antonelli
Saturday, March 12, 2022
4070 Vilas Hall
More recognized in the U.S. for his contributions to the nouvelle vague and French arthouse cinema, Belmondo became an international superstar in the 70s and 80s with a series of action vehicles where the actor developed a tough guy persona as riveting and charismatic as Steve McQueen’s or Clint Eastwood’s. Here, Belmondo plays a mercenary bounty hunter on the trail of a bank robber/serial killer (a fantastically sinister Cremer). The excellent, pulse-pounding score is by Michel Colombier.