L'Etrangleur (1970)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Unhappy women are being murdered by Emile (Jacques Perrin), a psychotic young man suffering from the delusion that his acts are mercy killings. The detective (Julien Guiomar) assigned to track down the killer resorts to seriously unorthodox and even unethical methods to get his man. In one instance, he impersonates a psychologist on a TV show he and Emile appear on together and attempts to provoke Emile into revealing himself. This film's cinematic style may be a kind of homage to the classic Fritz Lang thriller, M.



assisted-suicide, detective, impersonation, investigation, killing, maniac, murder, psychology, serial-killer, unhappiness