Le Professionnel

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  • NR
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 7.4  (16,661)

Le Professionnel is an enthralling French thriller movie directed by George Lautner that features Jean-Paul Belmondo in the lead role. The movie begins in Africa, where the French Secret Service agent, Joss, is hired to assassinate the President of a fictional African country. However, the mission fails, and Joss is taken prisoner and tortured by the military police of the said country.

After a few months of torture, Joss manages to escape and returns to France, where he is celebrated as a hero. Despite his successful escape, Joss realizes that his mission remains unfinished, and he decides to return to Africa to complete it. But he soon finds out that he was double-crossed by his own government and sets out to seek revenge.

With his impeccable skills as a sharpshooter, Joss becomes a threat to the French Government, and authorities decide to eliminate him. But Joss is smart enough to anticipate the government's moves and stays a few steps ahead of them at all times. He is helped by his former colleague, Francois Lebel, who is now retired and agrees to help Joss in his mission.

Moreover, Joss finds an ally in Sylvia, a journalist who wants to expose the corrupt and unethical practices of the government. Together, they discover that Joss was set up by Colonel Martin, his former boss, who took the bribe from the African country's government to have Joss eliminated.

The movie's plot picks up pace as Joss goes into hiding and devises a plan to ambush Colonel Martin's son, who is the French government's main contact in Africa. Joss sets out to Africa once again, and there he encounters a series of challenges and encounters deadly enemies. He faces unexpected challenges and must use all of his training and experience to stay alive and complete his mission.

Le Professionnel is a classic action-thriller movie that offers both an intelligent plot and exciting action sequences. Jean-Paul Belmondo delivers a compelling performance as Joss, the skilled agent who takes on corrupt officials and tries to avenge the people who wronged him. The movie's plot twists and turns keep viewers on the edge of their seats, rooting for Joss's escape from danger.

The movie also successfully comments on social and political issues, such as corruption in the government, which remained a significant issue at the time of the movie's release. Moreover, the themes of loyalty, patriotism, and revenge remain relevant to this day, making the movie timeless.

Overall, Le Professionnel is a must-watch for fans of action-thriller movies with a plot that keeps them engaged throughout. With its excellent cast, clever plot, and breathtaking action scenes, this movie is undoubtedly a classic of the genre and a true masterpiece of French cinema.

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    7.4  (16,661)