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The Professional

The Professional

A Feature film by Georges Lautner

Produced by Soprofilms, Les Films Ariane, Cerito Films

Release in France : 21/10/1981

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Actors (30)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Soprofilms, Les Films Ariane, Cerito Films

French distributors :

Editions René Château, Gaumont

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Secret agent Joss Beaumont is sent to Malawi to assassinate the president Njala.  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 Njala during a state visit to France.  The ruthless Commissioner Rosen is assigned to prevent him at all costs…

Full credits (15)

Author of original work :

Patrick Alexander

Screenwriters :

Jacques Audiard, Michel Audiard, Georges Lautner

Sound Recordist :

Alain Sempé

Production Manager :

Alain Belmondo

Continuity supervisor :

Annie Maurel

Music Composer :

Ennio Morricone

Costume designer :

Paulette Breil

Location Manager :

Dominique Rigaux

Producers :

Alain Belmondo, Alexandre Mnouchkine, Georges Dancigers

Director of Photography :

Henri Decaë

Camera Operator :

Yves Rodallec

Editor :

Michelle David

Production Designer :

Eric Moulard

Stunt performers :

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claude Carliez, Rémy Julienne

Still Photographer :

Vincent Rossell

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Feature film

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Action , Drama

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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