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Le choc
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobin Davis
Produced byAlain Sarde
Alain Terzian
StarringAlain Delon
Catherine Deneuve
Music byPhilippe Sarde
CinematographyPierre-Wiliam Glenn
Release date
  • 28 April 1982 (1982-04-28)
Running time
100 minutes
Box office11.3 million[1]

Le choc (English: The Shock) is a 1982 French crime thriller film directed by Robin Davis and starring Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, and Philippe Léotard.[2] Based on the novel The Prone Gunman (La position du tireur couché) by Jean-Patrick Manchette, the film is about a hitman who wants to retire from his life in organized crime and flees to the country where he meets and falls in love with a beautiful woman.


Martin Terrier (Alain Delon) wants to quit his job as a hired hitman, but his organized crime employers are unwilling to see him turned out to pasture, Terrier knows too much, and he is still useful to the organization. He escapes to the countryside where he meets Claire (Catherine Deneuve), and the two soon fall in love. Back in Paris to confront his employers, Terrier learns that they've stolen all his money from the bank. They give him an ultimatum—do one last job for them and he gets his money and his freedom.



Catherine Deneuve said she did not enjoy the experience of filming.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=7056
  2. ^ "Le choc". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Full cast and crew for Le choc". Internet Movie Database. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ Le Choc at Catherine Deneuve fan site

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