Point Blank

by Alan Rapp on December 6, 2011

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Point Blank
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point-blank-blu-rayWhen a hospital worker (Gilles Lellouche) saves a comatose patient (Roschdy Zem) whose life support had been tampered with he gets more than he bargained for. His pregnant wife (Elena Anaya) is kidnapped, and he’s ordered by the man responsible to get the patient out of the hospital or he will never see his wife again.

Two cops (Gérard LanvinMireille Perrier) work the case from opposite angles, and as it turns out cross purposes, as the truth about the night the gunshot victim was wounded comes out and leaves our hapless nurse’s aide in even more trouble than he thought.

Without knowing who to trust, framed for a crime he didn’t commit, frantically searching for his wife, and on the run from the police, Samuel finds his world turned upside down when the only man he can trust is the killer he sprung from the hospital and the partner of the man who kidnapped his wife.

Written and directed by Fred Cavayé Point Blank works quite well as a thriller with several twists and turns as our protagonist keeps finding himself in situations he cannot control without knowing on who he can rely. It’s not really a film you need to buy (unless you’re a big fan of the genre), but it is definitely worth a rental.

Available in stores today, both the single-disc DVD and Blu-ray include the film’s trailer and a short behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the film.

[Magnolia Pictures, Blu-ray $29.99/DVD $26.99]

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