Par le Sang des Autres (1973)

Genres - Crime, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Canada, France, Italy  |   MPAA Rating - R
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By the Blood of Others was directed by Marc Simenon, son of famed French crime novelist Georges Simenon. In emulation of his dad, the younger Simenon builds his suspense methodically, with very little wasted motion. The story involves the kidnapping of two young women by a mentally unbalanced man. The men in charge of the small village where both kidnapper and victims live desperately try to formulate a plan to end the crisis safely. The pastoral village settings provide a piquant contrast to the sordidness of the abduction.

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mental-patient (escaped), hostage, ransom, daughter, village, woman