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French secret agent called Josselin Beaumont was sent to assassinate an African dictator, but as he set out on the mission, the political circumstances shifted and, since there was no need for the dictator to be removed anymore, he was sold out by the government. After Beaumont succeeds at escaping from the harsh prison, he goes back to Paris not only to fulfill his original mission of killing the dictator, but also to exact swift revenge on the people who stabbed him in the back. One by one he will square off against the individuals who betrayed him and the henchmen on their payroll, until his determination, ingenuity and skill set get him in the vicinity of his original target.
Based on Patrick Alexander’s award-winning novel Death of a Thin-Skinned Animal, directed by Georges Lautner and starring the legend of the New Wave Jean-Paul Belmondo, The Professional is an exhilarating mixture of a revenge action film and a political conspiracy spy thriller. Great cinematography by Henri Decaë, an icon who worked with the likes of Melville, Chabrol and Truffaut, as well as Ennio Morricone’s haunting score elevate the picture to another level, and it doesn’t come as a surprise this French version of James Bond grounded in realism achieved splendid results at the box office.