High Speed

  • 1986
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime, Thriller

Referring to light-sensitive film known as "high speed," the title of this thriller also refers to the dangerous and eventful life style of its characters. Thurman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American photojournalist who lives in Frankfurt, snapping surveillance shots for private parties and gorgeous ladies for pleasure. One day he takes some photographs...read more

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Referring to light-sensitive film known as "high speed," the title of this thriller also refers to the dangerous and eventful life style of its characters. Thurman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American photojournalist who lives in Frankfurt, snapping surveillance shots for private parties and

gorgeous ladies for pleasure. One day he takes some photographs of the lovely Perrier, a French film editor who has come to Frankfurt to help a friend with a film. Unknown to Thurman or Perrier, Thurman has been hired to get incriminating photos of Perrier's filmmaker friend. There's a good movie

in here somewhere that trying to get out, but HIGH SPEED gets too wrapped up in its own weighty plot twists to succeed. Perrier is lovely (as she was in Leo Carax's 1984 film BOY MEETS GIRL) and turns in an accomplished performance. Thurman is less convincing in his role, appearing too smug to be

likable. The most interesting aspect of the film is its attempt to achieve an international flavor--setting the action in Frankfurt and casting French and American leads--with a result that seems more to emulate Hollywood standards than German or French. (In French, German, and English; English

subtitles.)

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  • Released: 1986
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Referring to light-sensitive film known as "high speed," the title of this thriller also refers to the dangerous and eventful life style of its characters. Thurman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American photojournalist who lives in Frankfurt, snapping survei… (more)

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