The Hit (1984)

This is really quite a brilliant film in that it layers the character of this retired British hit man who is captured and being transported to where he will be executed by his former boss. The layers come in the form of his two captors - one a ruthless career man and the other an upstart trying to prove himself. The doomed veteran demonstrates his charisma and skill at every turn, showing that he's been through his captors' experience before.

The journey from Spain to France is beautifully filmed and the characters are just as colourful - especially the woman they've also taken captive who uses her wiles to try and survive the ordeal.


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