That it starts out as the best Dario Argento movie Argento never made makes this French policier
's mundane ending, which smacks of American action thriller clichés, all the more disappointing. But for most of its running time, this lunatic euro-thriller is creepy, stylish and occasionally suspenseful. Two cops are conducting two apparently unconnected investigations. Big shot Inspector Pierre Niemans (grizzled Jean Reno) has been summoned from Paris to assist local police in Guernon, a small town in the French Alps dominated by an elite private university. The naked body of a graduate student, Remy Caillois (Laurent Avare), has been found hanging from a c...