The Killing Game (1967)
aka Comic Strip Hero
aka Jeu de Massacre
Genre: Action | Comedy | Adventure | Drama
Country: France | Director: Alain Jessua
Language: French | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 |Length: 94mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 932×572 – 24fps – 1.45gb
Two cartoonists meet a playboy who lives out the fantasies created in their cartoons. He hires them to create a new comic strip. As they work on the new strip, the playboy begins to live it out. Unfortunately, the new strip deals with murder.
Visually, Jeu de massacre jumps schizophrenically from Pop Art-style graphics to sinuous New Wave realism to genre melodramatics. Abrupt changes of pace and mood are reflected in a soundtrack that both rocks and rolls – from frenzied James Brown-style soul to urbane jazz to burlesque to whispered reflection in a heartbeat. The cast are a delight. Jean-Pierre Cassel was never better than here as the cynical, calculating Pierre, while Michel Duchaussoy is simultaneously touching and terrifying as the wide-eyed, disturbed playboy, Bob. With Jeu de massacre Alain Jessua again proved himself to be an original and brilliant filmmaker with an offbeat, thought-provoking vision, deservedly winning the Best Screenplay award at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival.