Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
An unconvincing tale of stolen microfilm, prostitution, and murder barely stretches out to the 94-minute running time of this crime drama. Mystere (Carole Bouquet) is a high-class, sophisticated woman who happens to be a prostitute, and due to her monetary success, she drives a Ferrari and keeps a loaded gun in her purse. She and her friend Pamela go to a client in a hotel room on an assignment that turns out to have unexpected consequences -- Pamela steals a gold lighter that just happens to contain a roll of microfilm that reveals the Russian identity of a hitman. Pamela is murdered by an unseen assassin who is obviously after the microfilm -- though it is typical of the plot that he does not ask her where it is before he kills her. Next, Mystere is questioned by a handsome police detective (Philip Coccioletti), and the two are soon in bed together. But just as the detective is getting close to discovering who killed Pamela, he is taken off the case -- making it clear that dirty cops are also a part of the larger tale.
assassination, bad-woman, corruption, detective, good-guy, hitman, murder, police, police-corruption, prostitute/prostitution, robbery