French director Fred Cavayé’s debut Anything From Her was hailed as a thrilling and pulsating feature and immediately announced Cavayé’s arrival on the cinematic screen (the film has since been remade for American audiences as The Next Three Days, with Paul Haggis at the helm). His second feature, Point Blank, is another gripping account of dubious morals, criminal activity – a typically taut and visceral French thriller.

Things couldn’t be better for Samuel and Nadia: he will soon be a nurse and she is expecting her first child. But their world is tipped upside down when Nadia is kidnapped in front of Samuel’s very eyes and he’s incapable of doing anything about it. When he comes to, his cellphone rings: he has three hours to get a man, under police surveillance, out of the hospital where he works. Samuel’s destiny is henceforth linked to that of Sartet, a gangster figure actively wanted by every branch of the police. If Samuel ever wants to see his wife alive again, he must act quickly...

Colm McAuliffe,
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France in Ireland

Details here are different to in the JDIFF catalogue due to a programme change.