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Le Professionnel

Theatrical Release Date:  TBC
Home Ent. Release Date:  04 Apr 2010


Le professionnel A hard-edged action thriller boasting a haunting Ennio Morricone score, Le Professional proved enormously successful on release in France, where it was seen by some 5.2 million people Secret agent Joss Beaumont (Belmondo) is sent to Malawi to assassinate President N’Nala (Sidiki Bakaba). At the last moment, the French authorities make a change of policy and betray Beaumont to the Malawi government. After two years in captivity, Beaumont escapes from the African state and returns to Paris to enact his revenge. He notifies his former paymasters that he intends to carry out his mission, by killing N’Jala during a state visit to France. The ruthless Commissioner Rosen (Robert Hossein) is assigned to prevent him at all costs… Tautly scripted by Michel Audiard and including a bold political subtext, Le Professional provided Belmondo with one of his most familiar roles, making excellent use of his physique and solitary persona.

Directed By:

  • Georges Lautner


  • Jean-Paul Belmondo
  • Jean Desailly
  • Robert Hossein

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