The Beast Must Die - 1969 - 7/10
AKA - Que la Bete Meure
French revenge film.
Single dad’s lone child is struck and killed by a hit and run driver.
Police explore the usual leads, find nothing, extend apologies, return to their lattes.
The father is far more determined, however. Finds an overlooked clue, stumbles across a witness (who did not see the accident, but saw something related), then hones in on the quarry.
Older film, not overly moralistic, though there is collateral emotional damage.
Also, to me refreshing, this is not revenge-porn which is today’s norm.
My bride always argues, “Revenge doesn’t bring the dead back. You only wound yourself.”
I generally reply, “True, but you remove one more bad guy from the world.”