While trying to track down a deadbeat customer, door-to-door salesman Franck Poupart (Patrick Dewaere) encounters Mona (Marie Trintignant), a teenage sexpot living with her miserly aunt. After being dumped by his wife and thrown in jail by his boss, Franck agrees to help Mona kill her aunt and make off with her millions. Unfortunately, their scheme backfires, and Franck sees his luck takes an even darker turn for the worse. Highlighted by Dewaere’s “tornado-strength performance,” Alain Corneau’s no-holds-barred adaptation of Jim Thompson’s novel A HELL OF A WOMAN was named one of Time Out’s 100 best French films of all time.
DIRECTED BY ALAIN CORNEAU
FRANCE | 1979 | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 116 MINUTES