French thriller written and directed by Jérôme Salle. Notorious international money launderer Anthony Zimmer is a wanted man. Hunted by police forces all over the world, he now has the Russian mafia on his tail too. Unfortunately for the cops, Zimmer has had so much plastic surgery in order to evade capture, that no-one knows what he now looks or even sounds like. Knowing that Zimmer will try to get in touch with his mistress, Chiara (Sophie Marceau), police official Akerman (Sami Frey) has her followed to try and flush him out into the open. On the train to Nice, and with the police in hot pursuit, Chiara lures fellow passenger Francois Taillandier (Yvan Attal) with the promise of a shared bed. Waking to find his companion gone, and with Russian hitmen and the police on his trail, Francois's nightmare is only just beginning.
François and Chiara meet each other by chance on a train to Nice. She uses her beauty and charm to gain his affections. But he is unaware that Chiara is in fact the beloved mistress of the wanted criminal Anthony Zimmer, and she is being followed by the police. Chiara uses
the unsuspecting François as a decoy to try and lose her police tail, culminating in a frantic chase through Nice and a question: Just who is
Jerome Salle's Anthony Zimmer
follows a hapless holidaymaker who becomes the target of group of criminals looking to draw attention away from their boss (the titular Zimmer) who has recently undergone plastic surgery and is lying low in an attempt to evade capture by the authorities. The film was later remade by German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck as The Tourist
in 2010 and that film starred Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.