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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Harrison Ford
Betty Buckley
Emmanuelle Seigner
Directors
Roman Polanski
Screenwriters
Gerard Brach
Roman Polanski
Running Time
120 minutes

Frantic
Polanski turns his blade-like gaze on Paris, where he cuts through the people-watching surface to reveal enough foul play to frighten even Harrison Ford.


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Plot
While attending a medical conference in Paris, Dr. Richard Walker’s wife mysteriously disappears. With the authorities proving no help, he takes matters into his own hands, hooking up the awkward beautiful Michelle who knows something she’s not telling.


Verdict
Frantic is Polanski's most satisfying film since Chinatown, and one of the best traditional thrillers to come down the pike in quite some time.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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