Cinema: Pulling the Stops

A PAIN IN THE A− Directed by EDOUARD MOLINARO Screenplay by FRANCIS VEBER

The aggravation! You just would not believe it. Which is all right too, because no one is meant to.

The excellent Lino Ventura appears as your ordinary, tough, proficient hit man for hire. His job, this time out, is to shoot down a witness who threatens to "blow the lid off" a rather sensitive government scandal. The exact nature of the disgrace is unspecified, but there is no mistaking Ventura's dedication. He rents a hotel room in the French town of Montpellier and starts unpacking his sniper gear from...

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