Haine (1980, FRA) C-88m. ** D: Dominique Goult. Starring Klaus Kinski, Maria Schneider, Patrice Melennec, Evelyne Bouix, Katia Tchenko. Crime drama, or psycho drama, about motorbiker Kinski, who passes through a town where a child has recently been killed in a hit-and-run accident. He gets mixed up with young mother Schneider, whose boyfriend starts using him as a scapegoat for bottled-up aggressions. Interesting, with its contained setting and small-town premise, but plot isn't very believable or satisfying. Kinski, in a rare role as a victim, is given very little to do. Written by the director. Also known as LE CREDO DE LA VIOLENCE and KILLER-TRUCK.

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