This 2004 French-language movie, directed by Frédéric Schoendoerffer, turned out to be a taut, no-nonsense spy film very unlike typical Hollywood fare in its realism and cold calmness.
It leaves you with an overall feeling of melancholy and surprises with a tale of loyalty and love in an environment of calculating cynicism.
Bellucci is beautiful as usual but doesn’t get much of a chance for bandwidth in a role marked by disillusionment with her secret agent profession.
A thriller that is more on the somber side than action-packed. Quite recommendable.