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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


    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…

    Actors (30)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Soprofilms, Les Films Ariane, Cerito Films

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    Tamasa Distribution

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    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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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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