Franck Neuhart is a shy police officer in Oise in northern France in the late 1970s, where a maniac is on the loose. Deliberate hit-and-runs on random young women quickly escalate into more violent acts. Neuhart’s role in the investigation of this case forms the perfect camouflage for the disturbing truth: the perpetrator everyone is looking for is him.
This resembles a modern version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but director Cédric Anger based the screenplay of his police thriller on a real case from the area where he grew up. Instead of looking for psychological reasons, he concentrates on his main character's downward spiral and creates a heavy atmosphere of oppression, particularly in scenes taking place in Neuhart’s dingy bachelor pad. His below the surface tension is created with spine-chilling precision by Guillaume Canet (L'homme qu'on aimait trop).

International title
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart
Filmmaker
Cédric Anger
Country
France
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
111’
Language
French
Producer
Thomas Klotz
Production Company
Sunrise Films
Sales
Kinology
Writer
Cédric Anger, based on a novel by Yvan Stefanovitch
Cinematography
Thomas Hardmeier
Editor
Julien Leloup
Production Design
Thierry François
Sound Design
Pierre André, Jean Goudier, Nicolas Dambroise, Florent Lavallee
Music
Grégoire Hetzel
Cast
Douglas Attal, Guillaume Canet, Ana Girardot