Show Business: Man with a Valise

The scene: Los Angeles International Airport. Jean-Louis Trintignant, just arrived from Paris, waits in line at the immigration counter, unrecognized by the other passengers behind him. Cut to: the same location, a few days later. Trintignant is arriving again, only this time it is the opening sequence of The Outside Man, the new movie he has come to the U.S. to make, and a camera crew is filming the scene. As a French gunman who flies into L.A. to assassinate a gang boss, Trintignant says very little in the movie, which is just as...

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